The Yankees have extended an offer to free agent Russell Martin and explained to his agent they view him as a starting catcher.The Red Sox and Blue Jays have also made an offer for Martin, as has a fourth team, one that Marc Carig is reporting made a multi-year offer.
“They made an offer and have serious interest,’’ agent Matt Colleran said Thursday. “We are at the point where we are having serious discussions with the Yankees, Red Sox and Toronto.’’
Asked what role the Yankees have told the right-handed hitting Martin they want him for, Colleran said, “starting catcher."
Thursday, December 9, 2010
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