Yankees bring back Martin

Yankees catcher, Russell Martin reacts after failing to make a play against the Blue Jays at the...

Yankees catcher, Russell Martin reacts after failing to make a play against the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ont., July 14, 2011. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

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NEW YORK - Hours after officially saying goodbye to Jorge Posada, the New York Yankees announced on Tuesday that they agreed to terms with catcher Russell Martin on a one-year contract, thereby avoiding arbitration.

In his first season with the Bombers after five with Los Angeles, the 28-year- old hit .237 with 17 doubles, 18 home runs and 65 RBI in 125 games. He also led the majors by throwing out 35 baserunners.

Over 792 career games with the Yankees and Dodgers, the Canadian-born-and-raised backstop is a lifetime .267 hitter with 72 homers, 132 doubles and 365 RBI.

Martin is a three-time All-Star and also won a Gold Glove in 2007.


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