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Russell Martin, Yankees Reportedly Agree To Contract

A day after missing out on pitcher Cliff Lee, the Yankees have reportedly agreed to terms with free agent catcher Russell Martin, this according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez. (Because the Yankees had to steal SOMETHING from the Red Sox this offseason.) Details are not yet known but it's likely a one-year deal

While terms of the deal have not been made available, it's likely that New York's offer increased markedly after they were made aware that Cliff Lee would not be signing with them. It had previously been reported that Martin had contract offers from both the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, and as recently as Thursday Boston was seen as the favorites to land the catcher.  

Martin will likely be the Yankees every day catcher with Jorge Posada moving to a DH role. 

Martin, who will turn 28 years old in February, hit .248/.347/.332 in just 97 games with the Dodgers in 2010; he tore the labrum in his hip in August, forcing him to miss the rest of the season. The Dodgers non-tendered him earlier this month.