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Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Catcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia is not in the Marlins' lineup Sunday.
It's just a day of rest. Jeff Mathis will catch Henderson Alvarez Sunday. Apr 13 - 10:32 AM

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

Salty's seventh-inning homer off of Drew Storen tied the game at six apiece. It was his first blast of the season. Saltalamacchia had the best offensive season of his career last year with the Red Sox and is looking to keep it going in the first year of a three-year pact with the Marlins.
Apr 9 - 11:28 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered and walked in his two plate appearances Tuesday in the Marlins' 3-1 victory over the Twins.

Salty was the Marlins' cleanup hitter behind Giancarlo Stanton today, but Garrett Jones is expected to occupy that spot initially. If Salty outhits him, then maybe he'll move up in the order. It'd help his fantasy value a bunch.
Mar 4 - 4:58 PM

Marlins signed C Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year, $21 million contract.

The market for Saltalamacchia turned out to be a bit softer than expected, and the Marlins swooped in with a very reasonable three-year back. Salty will get to play near where he grew up, but the move isn't good news for his fantasy value, as he'll be on a poor offensive team and in a cavernous ballpark. The 28-year-old batted .244/.306/.457 during his three full seasons in Boston, averaging 18 homers and 60 RBI per year.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 08:47:00 AM

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the Marlins have signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year, $21 million contract.

WEEI's Alex Speier is hearing the same and says passing a physical is all that's standing in the way of a deal getting done. The Marlins had to offer a third year to lock up the West Palm Beach native, but a $7 million per year commitment isn't too outrageous. Saltalamacchia batted .244/.306/.457 during his three full seasons in Boston, averaging 18 homers and 60 RBI. Last season's .273 batting mark will certainly come down, but he'll still provide double-digit pop even in a big pitcher's park.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 06:50:00 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Marlins are "extreme favorites" for Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post heard from a Rockies source on Tuesday afternoon that a deal between Salty and the Marlins had already been struck, but it's not quite official yet. Passan says the Fish have offered the 28-year-old catcher a three-year contract worth $7-8 million per season. That should do the trick.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post hears that Jarrod Saltalamacchia is headed to the Marlins.

Saunders was told the information from a Rockies' source, so we're still awaiting confirmation elsewhere. Saltalamacchia is reportedly deciding between the Twins and Marlins.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers will not pursue Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Some have speculated on a possible reunion since A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a deal with the Red Sox, but the Rangers are focused on other options, including Kurt Suzuki. The market for Saltalamacchia is expected to come down to the Twins and Marlins.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN reports that the Marlins have offered Jarrod Saltalamacchia a two-year deal with a club option for a third year.

Mackey speculates that the Twins could have the edge if they add a third guaranteed year. The market for Saltalamacchia is moving quickly, with ESPN's Jerry Crasnick suggesting that he could make a decision before next week's Winter Meetings.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 02:21:00 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN hears that the industry sense is that the Twins and Marlins need to make their final offers to Jarrod Saltalamacchia within the next day.

Wolfson speculates that three years and $24 million could get a deal done, with the belief that the Twins would have to top the Marlins' offer in order to lure him to Minnesota. Either way, we should have some resolution soon.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:16:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that the market for Jarrod Saltalamacchia is "moving quickly" and that there's "a good chance" he could sign before next week's Winter Meetings.

This confirms a report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, who wrote that Saltalamacchia could make a decision in the early part of this week. The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski, which leaves the Twins and Marlins as the most likely landing spots. The Rangers are also a possibility, though it's unclear whether they have interest in a reunion.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 10:56:00 AM

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe was told by two sources that it's "unlikely" Jarrod Saltalamacchia will return to the Red Sox.

The Red Sox have offered Salty a two-year deal, but it apparently isn't going to cut it. The Twins and Marlins are also after the catcher, with the Marlins known to have made an offer. Saltalamacchia should have no trouble getting a three-year deal after batting .273/.338/.466 with 14 homers this past season.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:23:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins recently made an offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Rosenthal isn't sure what the terms were, but it's clear that the Marlins are serious in their attempt to upgrade at the catcher position. Saltalamacchia has a two-year offer on the table from the Red Sox but is likely seeking for a third guaranteed year. The 28-year-old backstop is looking to cash in after batting .273/.338/.466 with 14 homers in 2013.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:33:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia's agent, Jim Munsey, has denied there are any concerns about his client's health.

ESPN's Buster Olney suggested on WEEI on Wednesday that health questions were having an impact on Saltalamacchia's market, but Munsey strongly denied any such talk. "Salty has just finished his third straight year without being on the DL, which makes him different from both [Brian] McCann and [Carlos] Ruiz," Munsey said in an email. "There are no medical issues hindering his market." While Olney found it curious that a team like the Cubs weren't involved for Saltalamacchia, Munsey said that the club already has a regular catcher (Welington Castillo) in place and is allocating their resources elsewhere. Saltalamacchia still appears poised to land a nice contract in free agency, regardless of whether he returns to the Red Sox.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 03:09:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman writes that the Twins, Rockies and Blue Jays "have been identified as among the teams that could be threats to steal" free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the Red Sox.

Salty is the top free agent catcher left on the board, followed by A.J. Pierzynski and Dioner Navarro. Minnesota's interest stems from Joe Mauer's move to first base, while the Rockies are contemplating shifting Wilin Rosario to the outfield. Toronto, meanwhile, can't afford another offensive sinkhole season from J.P. Arencibia (.227 on-base percentage in 2013). "Minnesota could be the biggest threat to the Red Sox, as the Twins have been linked a lot to Salty," writes Heyman.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 06:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Greg Dobbs
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jeff Baker
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Nathan Eovaldi
3Jacob Turner
4Henderson Alvarez
5Tom Koehler
6Kevin Slowey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Dan Jennings
5Carlos Marmol
6Brad Hand
7Arquimedes Caminero