5 years ago

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hears that the Pirates have not made an offer as high as $25 million to Russell Martin.

This conflicts with an earlier report from CBSSports' Jon Heyman. Biertempfel does confirm, though, that the Bucs are indeed interested in Martin. The 29-year-old backstop prefers to stay in New York, but he might be willing to sign on with the Pirates if they offer enough money.