Found November 30, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
Now that the New York Yankees former starting catcher and reported offseason target Russell Martin has signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, it’s not clear where the team will turn to find backstop help this winter. While things can certainly change, the Yankees are currently not in on free agent Mike Napoli, and veteran A.J. Pierzynski “is unlikely to be the team’s next move,” according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. The Yankees are not in on Napoli, and a source indicated that Pierzynski is unlikely to be the team's next move. Following the announcement of Martin’s two-year, $17 million agreement with the Pirates, he told reporters that the Yankees let him know that they wouldn’t be able to match Pittsburgh’s offer. In fact, New York didn’t even make Martin an offer, as they reportedly haven’t extended any contracts to position players yet this winter. Now that the Yankees have lost out on Martin, it remains unclear where they will turn for their next starting catcher. The only thing that seems to be certain is that player doesn’t appear to be on their current roster, as they currently have veteran backup Chris Stewart, Francisco Cervelli and youngster Austin Romine under contract. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Memo To The Sox: Stay Away From Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli frightens me. Everything about him frightens me. When he comes up to bat against the Red Sox, I’m always frightened that he’s going to hit a ball into the last row of the upper deck and then throw his wad of chewing tobacco at the pitcher. I’m frightened when he makes eye contact with the camera.  If I saw him in the streets, I’d turn and run the opposite way...

Derek Jeter Needs To Get In The Gym

Yikes, Jeter.

Russell Martin Heading To The Pirates

From Erik Boland:Add catcher to the list of offseason needs for the Yankees. In a move that came as a surprise to many, a club source said Russell Martin agreed to a two-year deal with the Pirates early Thursday night. The deal is reportedly worth $17 million. While there were reports the Yankees had made their own two-year offer, the source said the club never made an offer...

BREAKING: Yankees resign Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera, who is regarded as the best closer in baseball history, has agreed on a new contract with the New York Yankees. Pending a physical the new contract will assure the closer at least one more year in the Bronx. The deal is reportedly worth up to $10 million for the 43-year old. With the new deal, Rivera will take a $5 million cut from the $15 million he made last season...

NY Post: Derek Jeter is one Fat Bastard

Fav NY Post caption -- Derek Eater or Captain Munch? Sad. They couldn't come up with anything referring to the world's smallest wrists. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Bobby Valentine, Yankees GM Brian Cashman Rappel Down 22-Story Building in Stamford, Conn. (Photos)

Bobby Valentine is all too familiar with what it feels like to go from the top to the bottom very quickly. Luckily for him, his controlled rappel from the top of a Connecticut building was much more graceful than his trip to rock bottom in Boston. Valentine, who was joining New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman for one of Cashman’s favorite hobbies, began his descent Friday...

Fifty shades of grey: Andy will stay a Yankee, but let us never forget the sad era when we showed him the door

Shout whatever obscenity you wish at the Yankee swish-hitters who two months ago embarrassed God and us - and not in that order. But at least we haven't yet plummeted to the toxic point where nobody wants to play in NYC. Because, folks, we once held that poisoned perch: Never forget the Greg Maddux era.Proof of our continued status: Andy Pettitte is back for another year, making...

MLB Rumors: Could Boston Red Sox Sign Nick Swisher, Mike Napoli And Cody Ross?

Anyone who thought that the Boston Red Sox would sit back and relax this offseason without making a splash following their blockbuster salary dump last season clearly has not been paying attention to how this team operates. Yes, the Red Sox dealt away Kevin Youkilis, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett last season to the Los Angeles Dodgers to clear payroll. But they...

Lomas distraught after defeat

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas was upset after a 1-0 defeat to Hibs was made worse by a serious injury to David Robertson. The substitute suffered a suspected broken leg at McDiarmid Park in a game Saints had looked the more likely to win. The wheels came off for the hosts on 79 minutes as they endured 11 minutes that were about as bad as it gets for any manager. It started when...

Red Sox Afraid to Give Mike Napoli Three-Year Deal, According to Peter Gammons (Video)

It looks like the Red Sox are still weighing their options in the free agent market and three players that may make sense for the team are Mike Napoli, Nick Swisher and Adam LaRoche. Peter Gammons said that Boston has the most interest in Napoli, but he’s hearing the team is hesitant to offer him a three-year contract because of concerns about his defensive prowess at first base...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.