Published On: Fri, Nov 30th, 2012

Martin leaves the Bronx for a two-year deal with the Pirates

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

The New York Yankees are in need of a full-time catcher.

Russell Martin

Last year’s starter Russell Martin has decided to leave the Bronx for Pittsburgh. He has signed a two-year, $17 mill deal with the Pirates.

His contract is pending a physical. On Wednesday there was a report that said the Pirates offered Martin a deal as high as $25 million.

Last season, he played in 133 games and had a .211 batting average. He had 21 home runs and 53 RBI’s.

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- Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher for The Capital Sports Report. He has covered local and national events, including numerous Heisman Trophy ceremonies, two Little League World Series, and the Army-Navy college football game.