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Russell Martin: Does Yankees’ Interest Mean Cliff Lee to The Rangers?

New York Yankees have made an offer to free agent catcher Russell Martin. They have made it clear to Martin and his agent that they view him as a "starting catcher."

At the beginning of the off-season, the Yankees had told long-time catcher Jorge Posada that they would be moving him towards the role of DH and away from an everyday catcher role. The assumption was that top prospect Jesus Montero would be given a chance to earn the everyday catcher's job during Spring Training.

Though he is considered weak defensively, Montero is an excellent hitting catcher and the Yankees' top minor league prospect.

Last season in Triple-A, Montero, 24, hit .289 with 21 home runs and 75 RBI in 453 at bats. In four minor league seasons, Montero ...

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