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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told
reporters, including Anthony Rieber of Newsday, that he’s not currently
targeting a catcher or bullpen help at this point in the offseason.
"Our catchers are here on the roster," Cashman
said. "It was either Russell Martin or we're going from within.""I cannot talk about players on the free-agent
market," Cashman said. "But I am not looking for bullpen help, I can
tell you that."
Entering the offseason, the Yankees were expected to re-sign
veteran catcher Russell Martin. However, the backstop instead signed with the
Pittsburgh Pirates, and Cashman says he’ll stick in-house to fill the void. That
means that one of Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart, Austin Romine and Bobby
Wilson will replace Martin as the team’s starter behind the plate.
Cashman is also apparently content with the makeup of his
team’s bullpen. Rafael Soriano, the Yankees’ closer last season in place of the
injured Mariano Rivera, remains a free agent, but a return to New York
continues to appear unlikely.
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