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Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Catcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Marlins placed C Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the paternity leave list.
He figures to miss the weekend series against the Nationals. Salty had already been losing out on a bunch of playing time to J.T. Realmuto of late. Apr 24 - 2:59 PM

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia is not in the Marlins' starting lineup Thursday night versus the Mets.

J.T. Realmuto will handle the catching duties for Miami starter Jarred Cosart. Realmuto went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored on Wednesday.
Apr 16 - 3:50 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a solo home run in his only at-bat in Sunday's defeat at the hands of the Rays.

Saltalamacchia homered with one out against Ernesto Frieri in the bottom of the ninth inning, bringing the Marlins to within three runs. The 29-year-old had been 1-for-13 to start the season. Salty parlayed a 25-homer outburst in 2012 and an .804 OPS in 2013 into a three-year deal with the Marlins, but he posted below-average numbers last season. The Marlins have reportedly attempted to trade him. If they eventually do, a move away from Marlins Park should help his numbers.
Apr 12 - 4:47 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins "looked for a trade" over the offseason involving Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Heyman notes that Salty's salary ($15 million through the end of 2016) "is a deterrent to a deal." The Marlins have a much cheaper and potentially better catching option in J.T. Realmuto who should be ready to take over soon, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Marlins trying to deal Saltalamacchia again at some point.
Apr 10 - 4:36 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia is not in the Marlins' lineup Wednesday.

Salty is getting a breather after going 0-for-7 with five strikeouts in the first two games. Jeff Mathis is catching Tom Koehler.
Apr 8 - 2:43 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Nationals on Friday.

Saltalamacchia is now batting just .188 (9-for-48) this month and hasn't homered since August 20. The 29-year-old had a big April, but he's been a disappointment during his first season in Miami.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:12:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia had an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Saltalamacchia hit an RBI single off Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in the fourth inning, and he came around to score on Donovan Solano's home run one batter later. It was his only hit in three at-bats on the night. Salty is hitting just .223/.332/.387 with 34 RBI in his first season in South Beach.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 10:12:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled twice and knocked in the winning run with a ninth-inning single in four trips to the plate as the Marlins downed the Braves on Thursday.

A big game for Salty, who has now hit safely in four of five games since the All-Star break. He doubled and scored in the fifth, and knocked in a go-ahead run in the ninth inning with a single off of Craig Kimbrel. The catcher is slashing .232/.333/.414 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI on the season.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 09:47:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his ninth home run of the year, a three-run shot, in the Marlins' win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Salty had just one hit in his four at-bats, but it was a big one. The catcher took Jason Motte deep to right for a three-run home run that put the game out of reach for the Cardinals. The homer was Salty's third in his last seven games, giving him 27 RBI on the year. The 29-year-old is batting .232/.329/.415 in his first year in South Beach.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Salty's homer padded the Marlins' lead to 5-0 in the eighth inning. He now has eight on the season along with 24 RBI and a .241/.339/.421 slash line. The catcher has been about as good as expected when the Marlins signed him to a three-year deal in the off-season.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 10:57:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Salty's fourth-inning, two-run double capped off a three-run frame and it proved to be the winning hit as the Marlins narrowly escaped with a one-run victory. The 29-year-old has had a decent season at the plate, slashing .246/.346/.411 with six home runs and 19 RBI.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 10:04:00 PM

Marlins activated C Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the 15-day disabled list.

Salty missed a little over two weeks with a concussion. He was batting .237/.335/.404 with six home runs and 17 RBI in 48 games before suffering the head injury.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (concussion) went 2-for-4 with a strikeout Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Class A Jupiter.

It was his first game action since his concussion at the end of May. Saltalamacchia was transferred from the 7-day to the 15-day disabled list Monday, but it won't have an impact on his timetable. It looks like he could be back within the next couple of days barring a setback.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 08:29:00 AM

Marlins transferred C Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the 7-day disabled list to the 15-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move that doesn't affect Salty's timetable. The catcher is easing back into baseball activities after suffering a concussion at the end of May.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (concussion) has been cleared to resume baseball activities.

Salty took 25 swings from the left and right sides on Tuesday and also played catch and rode the stationary bike. "He will be on a day-to-day progression, to make sure he doesn't have any symptoms come back, and no headaches, or anything like that," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "As far as his timeframe, I don't know. It kind of depends on how he feels and progresses through the baseball activities."
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 09:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Sam Dyson
6Brad Hand
7Nick Masset
8Aaron Crow