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Sliding Into Home:
From David Waldstein:
Just hours after Jorge Posada, their catcher of the past, announced his retirement, the Yankees said Tuesday that they had agreed on a contract with Russell Martin, their catcher of the present.
The deal, worth $7.5 million deal for one year, lets the sides avoid an arbitration hearing. Martin can also earn another $100,000 in performance bonuses.
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All-Star catcher Russell Martin and the New York Yankees avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract.
Jorge Posada played 17 seasons in the same pinstripes that Thurman Munson sported for 11 years. But the link between the two former Yankees catchers goes well beyond the uniforms that they donned. Munson's wife, Diana, shed some light on the link during Posada's retirement news conference on Tuesday. She credits Posada as the person who brought baseball back into her life...
What Jorge Posada did was special. Still, players who aren't fortunate enough to spend their entire careers with the same organization can, and often do, end up indelibly linked to just one franchise.
Longtime Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, who spent his entire 17-year Major League career in pinstripes, announced his retirement during a Tuesday morning news conference at Yankee Stadium.
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It could have ended ugly for Jorge Posada. But instead, the 40-year-old All-Star catcher retires on his terms. Danny Knobler says Posada made it easy on the Yankees, and also got the farewell he deserved.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jorge Posada was watching television when he saw speculation on which teams were interested in signing him as a free agent."They put my face on different uniforms," he said. "And it didn't look good."He began a Yankee and ended as a Yankee, spending his entire career ...
NEW YORK - Flanked by his wife and children, with five World Series trophies sitting on a table to his right, Jorge...
Flanked by his wife and children, with five World Series trophies sitting on a table to his right, Jorge Posada announced his retirement.
While the Yankees won't have veteran Jorge Posada or top prospect Jesus Montero in 2012, the future remains bright behind the plate -- and in other areas -- for the organization.