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39 Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Height/Weight: 6-4/235 | Birthdate: 5/2/1985 | Birthplace: West Palm Beach, FL | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Miami | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $4,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 47/31 | Average Draft Position: 228.29
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia getting a rest Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will sit Thursday against the Rockies.

Saltalamacchia will be replaced in the lineup by Jeff Mathis, who will hit eighth. The Marlins play seven games this week, so the team wants to be sure Salty gets a break. He has two hits in his first three games with the club.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia ready to build rapport with pitching staff


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) New Marlins starting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said his focus this spring will be building rapport with the team's pitching staff, per The Palm Beach Post.

"I never focused on the hitting side of it," Saltalamacchia said about spring training. "That’s something that will happen. What I’ve done my whole career is allow the hitting to take care of itself. I still put the work in but my focus is pitchers. I’ve got to take care of them. We’re not going to win without those guys. We’ve seen it in years past, you can put whatever offense you have out there but if you don’t have any pitching you’re not going to win."


Jarrod Saltalamacchia signs three-year deal with Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be heading back home. The South Florida native has agreed to terms with the Marlins on a three-year deal worth $21 million, according to the Sun Sentinel on Tuesday. The deal is pending a physical.

Saltalamacchia chose the Marlins over the Twins. The former Red Sox catcher batted .273/.338/.466 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 425 at-bats in 2013.

Marlins nearing deal with Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/3/2013) The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Marlins made an offer of a three-year deal worth $21 million to free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and according to FOXSports.com, the two parties are very close to reaching an agreement.

Saltalamacchia did not receive a qualifying offer of a one-year, $14.1 million deal from the Red Sox, so the Marlins would not have to forfeit a draft pick to sign him.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia meeting with Marlins Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) Free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is meeting with the Marlins Tuesday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Saltalamacchia already has a three-year offer from the team, and is meeting with owner Jeffrey Loria. He's coming off a season in which he hit .273/.338/.466 in 425 at-bats.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia could sign soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) Former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia could sign with a team soon, according to ESPN.

The market for Saltalamacchia is moving quickly, and there's a good chance he signs before the winter meetings. Saltalamacchia is coming off a season in which he hit .273/.338/.466 in 425 at-bats.


Agent debunks Jarrod Saltalamacchia health rumors


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/27/2013) WEEI.com reports that the agent for free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia denied that his client has medical issues that are hindering his attempts to sign a deal. During a weekly segment on WEEI on Wednesday, ESPN analyst Buster Olney speculated as to whether health issues could be contributing to a slower market for Saltalamacchia.

Jim Munsey, the agent for Saltalamacchia, denied that any teams had raised concerns over potential medical issues and pointed out that he had not been on the disabled list in any of the last three seasons.


Market for Jarrod Saltalamacchia growing


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/27/2013) According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, the Rockies and Blue Jays have interest in signing free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Previous reports indicated that the Twins have a strong interest in Saltalamacchia, and the Red Sox have been in negotiations to re-sign him.

The Rockies are looking for a catcher to complement Wilin Rosario and allow them to use their incumbent backstop at other positions, while the Blue Jays are seeking a potential replacement for J.P. Arencibia.


Twins targeting Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/24/2013) According to the Boston Globe, the Twins may pursue free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Having announced they will move incumbent catcher Joe Mauer to first base full-time, the team is exploring options to replace their long-time backstop.

Saltalamacchia is looking for a three- or four-year deal, as he is coming off a breakout season in which he batted .273 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI.


No offer for Jarrod Saltalamacchia yet


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/14/2013) The Red Sox have not made an offer to free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to ESPN.com, contradicting earlier reports that a two-year deal was on the table. Saltalamcchia is seeking a three-to-four-year deal, according to the Boston Globe.

Red Sox owner John Henry says the team is reluctant to hand out long-term deals after getting burned by them in the past.

"We had a long history of overpaying and going too long in contracts. We had the resources to be able to do it, just as the Yankees had the resources to be able to do that," he said. "We moved away from that for the first time I think in 2012. You saw that and you'll see that now continue."


Red Sox offer Jarrod Saltalamacchia a two-year deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2013) The Red Sox have offered catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia a two-year deal worth roughly less than $10 million a year, but both sides are still not close to an agreement, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Saltalamacchia hit .273/.338/.466 in 425 at-bats in 2013.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hopes to hear from Red Sox


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hopes to hear from the club during free agency, according to WEEI.

Saltalamacchia did not receive a qualifying offer from the team, and has already received calls from other clubs. Saltalamacchia said he thought the team would call, saying both sides had a good idea of what it would take to bring back the catcher. He admitted it would be tough to leave the Red Sox after he's spent the past couple seasons with the club. 

Saltalamacchia hit .273/.338/.466 in 425 at-bats.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia denied qualifying offer


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/4/2013) As expected, the Red Sox did not make a qualifying offer to free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Monday.

Earlier reports indicated that the team is still interested in trying to bring back Saltalamacchia on a new deal, but they may consider other catching options on the free agent and trade markets.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia not likely to get qualifying offer


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/4/2013) WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox are not expected to make a qualifying offer to free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. However, the team has not ruled out negotiating a new deal with the 28-year-old, but they would have to compete with other suitors if they don't make a one-year, $14.1 million offer by Monday's deadline.

Saltalamacchia started 111 games behind the plate for the Red Sox in 2013, batting .273 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia starts Game 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Cardinals. 

David Ross received the start for Game 1 since he's Jon Lester's personal catcher. Saltalamacchia will hit seventh against Michael Wacha. Saltalamacchia hit .273/.338/.466 in 425 at-bats during the regular season.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia walks off for Red Sox


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia provided the walk-off single to give the Red Sox a 6-5 victory in Sunday's Game 2 against Detroit.

It was Saltalamacchia's only hit in four at-bats. The catcher is 4 for 15 with a double in the postseason thus far.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia expected to start Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is expected to start Tuesday against the Rays, according to MLB Network Radio.

Saltalamacchia split the first three games with David Ross, but will get his second consecutive start Tuesday. Saltalamacchia has hit .375 during the ALDS. He might be lifted late in the game in order to get him some rest. 


Jarrod Saltalamacchia drives in three in Game 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia made his presence felt at the dish with three runs driven in during Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Rays Friday afternoon.

Saltalamacchia broke the game open with a two-run double in the fifth inning to extend the lead to 7-2. He also added a run-scoring single in eighth and finished 2 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and three RBI in a 12-2 victory.

Jarrod Saltalamachia records season-high in hits


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia bumped his batting average over .270 in a blowout win over the Rockies Wednesday, the first time it has been that high since late August. 

Saltalamacchia had a productive day overall, going 4 for 5 with a double, his first game with at least three hits since early June. He drove in three runs and scored two more, in a 15-5 win. 

Saltalamacchia is hitting .272 on the season, with an .804 OPS and 14 home runs in 419 at-bats. 


Jarrod Saltalamacchia goes deep in defeat


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered Tuesday night during a loss at Colorado. Saltalamacchia took Josh Outman deep in the ninth inning for a two-run shot to cap the scoring for Boston in the 8-3 defeat.

Saltalamacchia went 1 for 4 on the night and now has 14 homers on the year. The two RBI gives him 61 runs batted in to go with his .266 average.

The 28-year-old starting backstop has homered three times in his last eight games with seven RBI over that span.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia's slam lifts Sox


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a big game Friday, in leading the team to an 8-4 win over the Yankees.

Saltalamacchia went 2 for 3 in the game, and his final hit was the biggest. With the score tied, 4-4, Saltalamacchia clubbed a grand slam in the seventh inning to give the Red Sox a win. Saltalamacchia drove in four runs and scored two, while adding a walk. He is hitting .263 with 13 home runs in 392 at-bats. 


Jarrod Saltalamacchia back again Tuesdy


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is back in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Rays.

Saltalamacchia missed some time due to a sore back, but was able to return Sunday. The team did not play Monday, giving Salty an extra day of rest. He's hitting .260/.331/.438 in 384 at-bats. 


Jarrod Saltalamacchia back in lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is back in the team's starting lineup Sunday against the Yankees. Saltalamacchia missed five games this week due to a sore back and was initially expected to return Saturday before sitting out yet again.

Saltalamacchia has hit .256/.326/.333 with four RBI in 43 at-bats against the Yankees this season.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia out again Saturday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who continues to deal with a back injury, could not start Saturday at the Yankees. He continues to be labeled day to day for the Red Sox. 

Jarrod Saltalamacchia not in lineup Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is not in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Yankees.

The move was expected, as Saltalamacchia said he hopes to return Saturday. He's hitting .263 in 380 at-bats.