Victor Martinez is a Tiger, having agreed to a 4/50 deal with Detroit.
Several writers are reporting that the Red Sox offered two possible deals: 3/36 or 4/42. Three years would have alright, I suppose, but four years could easily have turned into Mike Lowell Redux.
Martinez is a possible liability behind the plate right now and the Red Sox have Anthony Rizzo and Lars Anderson in the minors -- and Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez may be free agents at the end of next season.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is recovering from left thumb surgery, is currently a much bigger part of the Red Sox's catching plans for 2011: "It's exciting. But I'm a little stunned."