Russell Martin needs minor knee surgeryBy
Via Joel Sherman, new Yankee Russell Martin needs some minor knee surgery. It’s the same procedure CC Sabathia had a few weeks ago, and he’ll be ready in plenty of time for Spring Training. Sherman says the issue popped up during the pre-signing physical, but the Yankees didn’t consider it serious enough to be a deal breaker. It’s a concern anytime a catcher has knee issues, but I wouldn’t get too worked up over this. Not every injury is the end of the world.