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New York Yankee Rumors: Cliff Lee, Russell Martin And More

Here are some New York Yankees free agency rumors on the night the Baseball Winter Meetings concluded.

— Nothing new from the Yankee side on Cliff Lee, but the Texas Rangers are saying they will know tonight whether or not signing Lee is a realistic option for them.

Reports have indicated that the Yankees have already gone to seven years and in the neighborhood of $165 million. The Rangers are apparently unlikely to go beyond six years.

— The Yankees are one of three teams who have made offers to free-agent catcher Russell Martin, formerly of the Dodgers. The Red Sox, of course, and Toronto are the other two. Martin’s agent, Matt Colleran, said the Yankees told Martin he would be their starting catcher. So much for that Jesus Montero as the catcher plan. Unless, of course, Martin signs with Boston.

— Brian Cashman said he never made an offer for Carl Crawford, who went to Boston for seven years and $142 million.