Well how about that? I thought it was just early rumors, but Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Russell Martin. There are no known contract terms at this time, but Rosenthal is pretty good with this stuff. Looks like the Yankees are going to have to find themselves a catcher. More on this story to come...
** UPDATE- 7:53 PM- David Waldstein reporting that it's only a 2-year/$17 million deal. You've got to be kidding me. **
** UPDATE- 7:56 PM- Heyman saying the Yankees offered 2/$12-14 mil. They must know something we don't. **
** UPDATE- 8:12 PM- Erik Boland reporting that a "source" said the Yankees never made an offer to Martin, which is the complete opposite of what Heyman said. What the hell is going on?? **
** UPDATE 8:14 PM- And Buster Olney confirms that. Wow. **
August 26, 1996: Yankees lose to Seattle 2-1
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