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Russell Martin: 'I took a chance'

Updated: December 16, 2010, 7:10 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

On the day he finalized his one-year contract with the New York Yankees -- and the day he also learned he will need minor surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee -- two-time All-Star catcher Russell Martin seemed to struggle for an answer when asked about the fact his new deal with the Yankees carries a lower base salary than the best offer he received from his old team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The deal Martin signed with the Yankees guarantees him $4 million, with up ...

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