Russell Martin: Minor Surgery Needed

Bernadette PasleyContributor IDecember 16, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25:  Catcher Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers jumps onto a rail beside the New York Mets dugouts as he pursues a pop foul ball that fell into the stands on July 25, 2010 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.   The Dodgers won 1-0.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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According to the LoHud Yankees Blog, Russell Martin will be having knee surgery due to a slightly torn meniscus discovered during his physical this week. They expect him to be ready for Spring Training.

Martin is expected to be the Yankees everyday catcher in 2011. What does this mean for Jesus Montero, the Yankees top catching prospect?

He could be traded for pitching. Brian Cashman said the team is in "a better position to do so," now that they have Martin. 

So the Yankees signed an injured player to be their everyday catcher and Jesus Montero gets put on the trading block? I don't like them apples.