Catcher Russell Martin is looking for a four-year deal, but the New York Yankees are apparently willing to go only two years for him. Jon Heyman of CBSSports writes though, that the Pittsburgh Pirates are willing to offer a three-year deal in the $25 million range for Martin.
The Yankees would like to bring Martin back, and apparently the sentiment is mutual, but the team might have to improve their offer if they want to re-sign him. And they probably should because as Heyman points out, “there aren't a lot of great outside options.”
Martin, 29, hit .211/.311/.403 with 21 HR's, 53 RBI's and a .316 wOBA in 485 plate appearances for the Yankees in 2012.
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