• Sources: Pirates outbid Yankees to add Martin

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Dec 1, 2012
    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with former New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin, sources told ESPN. The Pirates are hoping Martin can help get them at least over .500. It is believed the Yankees eventually would have offered Martin two years, but may not have matched the yearly average the Pirates gave him. "It's going to be a challenge but I think the Pirates have a young and electric club. The Pirates were in need of an experienced backstop after declining the club...
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Martin finalizes 2-year deal with Pirates

      PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Russell Martin is going from a franchise that has won a record 27 World Series titles to a franchise that has endured a record 20 consecutive losing seasons.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Martin signs two-year, $17M deal with Pirates

      Russell Martin is going from a franchise that has won a record 27 World Series titles to a franchise that has endured a record 20 consecutive losing seasons.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Source: Martin leaves Yanks for Pirates

      PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The New York Yankees were in no hurry to re-sign catcher Russell Martin. The Pittsburgh Pirates swept in when they had the chance.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Pirates reel in quite the catch with Martin

      Acting quickly to shore up their biggest hole, the Pirates on Thursday reached agreement with catcher Russell Martin on a two-year, $17 million contract. The agreement is pending a physical of the 29-year-old veteran before it can become official.
      Source: MLB.com
  • With Martin gone, Yanks evaluate alternatives

    Brian Cashman said that he was "sorry" to learn that Russell Martin has decided to depart for the Pirates, but the Yankees' general manager acknowledged that the club never made the catcher a contract offer after the season.
    Source: MLB.com

Related Articles

Related Teams

Pirates News and Rumors
Yankees News and Rumors
Dodgers News and Rumors