Yankees’ Russell Martin seeking contract extension

Mark J. Miller
February 24, 2012

New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin will be a free agent at year's end and the 29-year-old would rather sign an extension with the team than be searching for a deal next winter. But the two sides are "far apart" at this point, according to the New York Daily News.

"It's too early to say if we'll be able to do something," Matt Colleran said Thursday, the paper reports. "What they want to do is not something we want to do, and what we want to do is not something they want to do. But we'll continue talking."

GM Brian Cashman said that he is willing to make a commitment to Russell Martin, but only under the right circumstances.

Martin batted .237 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs last season.

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