Russell Martin Rumors: Wednesday

Recently non-tendered catcher Russell Martin is drawing plenty of interest on the open market; here's the latest.  He's recovering from a hip fracture, but teams have already examined his medical records.

  • Martin has multiple offers, according to Hernandez (on Twitter).
  • A return to LA seems unlikely, since the Dodgers are nearing a deal with Dioner Navarro, but Martin has at least one offer from another team, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times (on Twitter).
  • Boston's interest depends on Martin's willingness to play other positions than catcher, according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com (on Twitter).
  • The Red Sox remain in play on Martin but haven't made a decision, tweets Edes.
  • The Dodgers' final offer to Martin was $4.2MM plus $1.5-1.7MM in incentives based on games played, reports Yahoo's Steve Henson.  Henson says letting Martin go was a gut-wrenching decision for GM Ned Colletti.  Will he match the amount he turned down from the Dodgers?
  • Teams are now making offers to Martin's agent Matt Colleran, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney, and the Yankees and Red Sox are in the center of the mix.  Gordon Edes' source says the Red Sox are making a strong push.


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