Found November 29, 2012 on Sports-Glory:
The New York Yankees wanted catcher Russell Martin to return, but they never made him an offer so Martin agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has been focusing on re-signing pitchers.  Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte have new deals while Mariano Rivera is likely to sign soon.  ESPN reports that the Yankees were going to offer Martin a two-year deal, but wouldn't match the amount the Pirates are paying him. "I want to thank the @yankees organization and fans Click Link to read More.
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