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Russell Martin's new beginning in NY

Former All-Star catcher finds love for baseball again after fading in Los Angeles

Updated: May 13, 2011, 1:02 PM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Long after a game ends and their Yankees teammates have either gone out or gone to sleep, A.J. Burnett and Russell Martin are often tucked away in their suburban homes, headsets on, controllers in hands, lording over a video game. The batterymates spend hours playing "Call of Duty" while talking about baseball and life. They have formed a strong bond.

"He understands me well," Burnett says. "It takes a while for a lot people to get to know me and actually get to know how to ...

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