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What Signing Russell Martin Means for New York Yankees

Yankees reportedly reached an agreement with free agent catcher Russell Martin, and with so many possible backstops already in their system, this raises some questions.

They have plenty of experienced and some not so experienced catchers available in Martin, Jorge Posada, Francisco Cervelli, Jesus Montero and even Austin Romine. So who starts?

Well, Posada is out. Early this offseason Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made that clear by announcing that Montero would be given a shot and that Posada was their full-time DH. Signing Martin only cements this idea.

Posada is 39 years old this year and really hasn’t been a capable starting catcher in two or three years. The DH role is right for him.

So Posada is ...

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