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8 Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Height/Weight: 6-4/235 | Birthdate: 5/2/1985 | Birthplace: West Palm Beach, FL | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Arizona | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo plays DH, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catches


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) The Diamondbacks play Houston at an American League park on Saturday, giving them a DH. Catcher Welington Castillo gets a break from the field, playing DH for the first time this year.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia will play catcher for 16th time this year and first since July 4.  


Diamondbacks activate C Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/27/2015) The Diamondbacks announced Monday they have activated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Dominic Leone to Double-A Mobile, per The Sports Xchange. 

Saltalamacchia has been on the disabled list since July 17 (retroactive to July 11) due to a strained muscle in his neck. He was hitting .213 with one home run in 20 games with the team.

Leone is 0-5 with an 8.40 ERA in 13 appearances with the Mariners and D-Backs this season. 


D-Backs C Jarrod Saltalamacchia expected to return when eligible


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) The Diamondbacks expect to activate catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia when he is first eligible on July 28. The veteran backstop has been on the disabled list since July 17 (retroactive to July 11) due to a strained muscle in his neck. 

Manager Chip Hale said the team will carry three catchers--along with Oscar Hernandez and Welington Castillo--once Saltalamacchia makes his return, according to FoxSports.com.


D-Backs place C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (neck) on 15-day DL


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his neck. Saltalamacchia has been playing sparingly since being acquired by the D-Backs at the end of May. 

In 20 games (16 starts) with Arizona, the veteran backstop is batting .213 with one home run. Outfielder Ender Inciarte was activated from the DL to take Saltalamacchia's spot on the roster.

Saltalamacchia first felt the neck issue when the team was in Texas early last week. But he did indicate he does not expect to miss much time with the injury, according to MLB.com.


D-Backs unsure how to split time between Castillo, Saltalamacchia


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale told reporters that he's still uncertain how he'll split up the workload behind the plate between Welington Castillo and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, per the Arizona Republic.

"Is it three out of five, is it every other day? I don't know right now," Hale said. "I think they'll sort of play their way into it."

Castillo was acquired by the Diamondbacks from Seattle in a six-player trade that involved Mark Trumbo. Arizona will be the third team he's played for this season. After starting more than 100 games in 2013 and 2014, the 28-year-old catcher has had only 12 starts between the Cubs and the Mariners this season.

"It's hard because it's new," Castillo said. "Everything happening to me now is new. I've never been in this role."

Saltalamacchia signed a minor-league deal with Arizona in May and was promoted to the majors from Triple-A in late May. He has five hits in his first 19 at-bats with the Diamondbacks this season, including a home run on Thursday.


Diamondbacks' Jarrod Saltalamacchia homers vs. Mets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the Mets.

It was the first home run with the Diamondbacks and second of the season for Saltalamacchia, who made his debut with his team last Friday. He's put together a modest four-game hitting streak and is now 5 for 19 with two doubles and one home run with the Diamondbacks.


Diamondbacks add Welington Castillo to catcher rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Welington Castillo is on the move again after the Diamondbacks acquired him in a six-player trade Wednesday that sent Mark Trumbo to the Mariners. Castillo was acquired by Seattle in a May 19 trade with the Cubs.

Arizona was looking for some help at catcher after losing Tuffy Gosewisch to a torn ACL. Jordan Pacheco and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have handled the catching duties since Gosewisch got hurt last week.

"Not that Salty's not the answer, but we really wanted to address that area. [Jake] Lamb's going to be coming off the disabled list pretty soon, so it's just going to create more of a logjam for us," Arizona general manager Dave Stewart said, per ESPN.com. "With Yasmany [Tomas] swinging the bat as well as he is, it created a situation where we really needed to open up some space for him."


D-Backs add Saltalamacchia after Gosewisch lands on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) The Diamondbacks purchased the contract of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Reno on Friday after placing starting catcher Tuffy Gosewisch (knee) on the disabled list.

Saltalamacchia is expected to share playing time with Jordan Pacheco. He was in the starting lineup Friday at Milwaukee.

Saltalmacchia hit .188 (6 for 32) with two home runs, seven RBI, two walks and 13 strikeouts in nine games for Reno.


Report: Diamondbacks to bring up C Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) The Diamondbacks are set to promote veteran catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Reno, a source has told MLB.com.

Saltalamacchia hasn't exactly been tearing it up. He is 6-for-32 with Reno, but has three hits and four RBI in his last two starts.


Report: Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia heading to Triple-A


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be heading to the team's Triple-A affiliate Saturday, reports The Arizona Republic.

Saltalamacchia had been playing in extended spring training. 


Jarrod Saltalamacchia to sign with Diamondbacks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is expected to sign with the Diamondbacks once he clears waivers, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment by the Marlins on April 27 and was placed on release waivers Tuesday.

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale confirmed Saltalamacchia will start out in the minors, per MLB Network Radio.

"He's going to play in Reno (Triple-A), get his game right and we'll figure out how we're going to work this thing," Hale said.

Tuffy Gosewisch has been the Diamondbacks' primary catcher in 2015, starting 19 of 26 games behind the plate. However, he hasn't provided much offensive support, batting just .208 with no extra-base hits and five RBI in 20 games.

The Mariners, Orioles and Royals were also teams reportedly interested in signing Saltalamacchia, who lost his starting job with the Marlins to rookie J.T. Realmuto.

Saltalamacchia has a .240/.310/.415/.725 slash line over nine MLB seasons. He hit a career-best 25 home runs in 2012 with the Red Sox.


Mariners, Orioles, Royals, D-Backs after Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Four teams are in pursuit of signing catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia following his release from the Marlins, according to The Boston Globe

The teams interested in Saltalamacchia are the Mariners, Orioles, Royals and Diamondbacks. The Red Sox, a team Saltalamacchia has played previously for, are not looking to acquire him at this time. 

Saltalamacchia's season is off to about as bad of a start as possible from the plate. Through the first month of the year, he holds a slash line of .069/.182/.207.

The Marlins were interested in trading Saltalamacchia but released him when one never materialized.


Report: Diamondbacks could pursue C Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Now that catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has officially been released by the Marlins, teams are starting to do their due-dillegence on the veteran backstop in preparation for making a possible run to sign him. One of those teams could be the Diamondbacks.

"He's a player that we're going to talk a little bit more in-depth about," general manager Dave Stewart said Tuesday, per the Arizona Republic. "I have to see what our scouts are saying and talk to our internal guys, and if it makes sense then we'll make the next step."

Currently, the Diamondbacks have Tuffy Gosewisch as their primary catcher, with Jordan Pacheco as the backup. Neither one has swung the bat all that well this season, though Pacheco has five hits in his last 15 at-bats. 

"Although Tuffy has done a really good job defensively, we still expect a little more offense from him," Stewart said. "He may make those adjustments, but with that being said, we have to at least go through the process internally and see if Saltalamacchia is an option to bring here."


Marlins announce release of C Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) The Marlins have released veteran catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. A trade that had been rumored never materialized.

Saltalamacchia, who turned 30 on Saturday, might not be out of a job long. Several teams are reportedly interested in him, including the Diamondbacks, Rays and Royals.

His slow start at the plate cost him his spot. Saltalamacchia, whose production dipped dramatically last year, owns a disturbing slash line of .069/.182/.207.


Suitors piling up for Marlins C Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Deposed Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has many suitors in trade discussions, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman is reporting.

A source close to Saltalamacchia believes he can still be of service to a major league team and remains a good hitter, but he requires "a change of scenery."

Among the six teams interested in Saltalamacchia are the Diamondbacks, Rays and Royals. The first two could use Saltalamacchia as a starter - both Tuffy Gosewisch (Arizona) and Rene Rivera (Tampa Bay) are struggling in those roles. He would be strictly a backup to Salvador Perez in Kansas City.

Saltalamacchia had just two hits in 29 at-bats to start the season before being designated for assignment.


Chip Hale: D-Backs unlikely to trade for Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Since the Marlins designated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment Monday, teams have been pondering whether they should make a run at acquiring the veteran catcher. The Diamondbacks apparently had the same internal discussion, but it doesn't appear as though the team will take its pursuit any further.

"We talked about him, but I don't think we're in it right now to be honest," Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday.


Report: Royals have discussed trading for Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) The Royals have had discussions about acquiring Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, sources told The Kansas City Star. However, the sources added the team's interest is very preliminary.

If the Royals choose to pursue Saltalamacchia, then it would be as a backup option since they have an All-Star catcher in Salvador Perez, who has started 18 of 19 games.


Report: Angels not involved in trade talks for Saltalamacchia


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Angels catchers are batting just .115 with a .214 on-base percentage and .345 OPS through 70 plate appearances. However, the struggles of Chris Iannetta and Drew Butera aren't enough for the Angels to pursue catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to FOX Sports.

The Angels are not involved in talks to acquire Saltalamacchia, according to the report. Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Monday.


Report: Red Sox not interested in catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) The Red Sox are reportedly not interested in bringing back catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, even at the league minimum, according to the Providence Journal.

Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment Monday by the Marlins after struggling to a .069 average in 29 at-bats this season. He played for Boston from 2010-2013, hitting .243 with 55 home runs and 182 RBI in his three seasons with the club. The Marlins have 10 days to trade Saltalamacchia and if they are unable to, he would clear waivers and be able to join any team. 


Marlins designate catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/27/2015) The Marlins have designated for assignment catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the team has announced

Saltalamacchia had been struggling severely at the plate this season, hitting .069 in 32 at-bats (one homer, one RBI). 

He was recently benched and had expressed to the media his disagreement with the move. 

Saltalamacchia went on paternity leave Friday, so the Marlins had called up from Triple-A New Orleans catcher Jhonatan Solano to fill in. 

Jacob Realmuto had taken over the first-string catching duties from Saltalamacchia.

Saltalamacchia signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Marlins in December 2013.

 


Marlins place Jarrod Saltalamacchia on paternity leave


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Marlins placed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on paternity leave, the team announced on Friday. 

To replace him on the roster, Miami called up catcher Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A New Orleans. Solano was hitting .185 with a home run and three RBI in the minors this season. He returns to the Majors for the first time since 2013, with Washington. He has a .217 average in 36 games in the bigs. 

To make room for Solano on the 40-man roster, the Marlins designated LHP Grant Dayton for assignment. Dayton has been with the team since the start of his pro career in 2010. He has a 4.05 ERA in six and two thirds innings this year. 


Marlins stick with Jacob Realmuto at catcher Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) The Marlins will continue to use Jacob Realmuto at catcher Wednesday against the Phillies, his third straight start behind the plate.

Realmuto continues to start over Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is just 2 for 25 with a home run to start the season. Realmuto is hitting .278 with two doubles and two RBI in 18 at-bats this season. The Marlins are currently the underdogs (+123) against Philadelphia.


Saltalamacchia on benching: 'I'm not going to cause a distraction'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia told reporters he doesn't agree with manager Mike Redmond's decision to start J.T. Realmuto over the last three games, according to the Palm Beach Post.

"Am I mad? Yeah I'm mad, I want to play," Saltalamacchia said. "I'm not going to hurt this team. I'm not going to be the reason that causes a distraction.

"No hard feelings whatsoever. I want to win. My job is to help the team win so whatever I can do to help is what I'm going to do."

Realmuto was promoted from Triple-A New Orleans on Monday, and is hitting .286 (2 for 7) in three games. Saltalamacchia is off to a slow start, batting .091 (2 for 22) with with one home run in seven games (six starts).

"It's six games in. Six games in is a really tough sample to go off of," Saltalamacchia said. "I've never been in this situation before so it's a little different. Come to the ballpark every day ready to play, do what I can to make the team better, be ready whenever I'm called upon."


Marlins' J.T. Realmuto starting Thursday vs. Mets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is in the starting lineup for the second straight day, batting seventh in his team's game against the Mets.

Realmuto drew his first start of the season Wednesday and responded by going 2 for 3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. He's getting rewarded with another start Thursday, so Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be available off the bench for a second straight game.

"There’s no doubt Salty’s been grinding, the idea is to give him a couple of days just to kind of regroup and we’ll go from there," manager Mike Redmond said, per the Palm Beach Post. "J.T. is a guy that has played a lot in the minor leagues. With young guys you want to be careful not to sit them on the bench for an extended period of time. So we’ll try to get him in there as much as we can. We’ll see how we go from there."

The Marlins are slight underdogs (-102) against the Mets Thursday.


Marlins' Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits first home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his first home run in his team's 8-5 loss to the Rays Sunday.

Saltalamacchia was not in the starting lineup but entered the game after an injury to Jeff Mathis. He then launched his first home run of the season in the bottom of the ninth inning in his only at-bat, though the homer didn't affect the result of the game. The catcher is 2 for 14 on the season after Sunday's home run.