How badly do the Yankees need Martin?
Russell Martin batted just .211 in 2012, but the Bombers backstop also hit a career-high 21 home runs in 133 games. Now a free agent, the Yankees must decide how essential Martin is to their chances in 2013.
The Yankees have some young catcher depth on the farm, but Martin brings veteran reliability to a team looking to compete for the AL East crown.
Yankees Baseball Tonight discusses Martin's free agency.