Veteran catcher Russell Martin is seeking a four-year contract in the range of $9-$10 million per season, a source has told Andrew Marchand of ESPN:
I'm told Martin is looking for four years and $9-10M per. Doubt Yanks will do that.— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) November 27, 2012
The 29-year-old Martin has been in contract discussions with the Yankees all week, but if veteran catcher is truly seeking a four-year deal then he may have better luck elsewhere. New York is in the process of trying to bring their payroll below the $189 million luxury tax threshold by the 2014 season, and signing Martin to a lucrative, multi-year contract would make that goal exponentially more difficult for the team to accomplish.