Hearing Jarrod Saltalamacchia expected to sign with Dbacks once he clears waivers.
Hardball Talk "Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Marlins were not able to find a trade for catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after designating him for assignment last week, meaning they will outright release him. Miami cut Saltalamacchia loose with about $15 million remaining on a three-year, $21..." May 05
Hardball Talk "The Marlins designated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment earlier today and Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe hears that the team’s general manager, Dan Jennings, has already talked to five teams about a potential trade. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick pegs the Red Sox, Indians, Mariners, and..." April 28
I'm told the Dbacks are having internal discussions about whether to pursue Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was designated today by the Marlins.
Sporting News "Most MLB transaction listings are fairly innocuous, but the Marlins on Monday made a move with some edge to it: "Jarrod Saltalamacchia reinstated from paternity list and designated for assignment." Congratulations. Now, take a hike. Even if Jeffrey Loria and Co. didn't bother to chip in..." April 27
Salty says the X-ray was precautionary and that he is fine. Ready to go. But was not sked to play Thursday anyway #Marlins
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jarrod Saltalamacchia's journey through free agency has brought him home. The West Palm Beach-born Saltalamacchia according to multiple sources who has agreed in principle to a three-year, $21 million deal. It came together Tuesday, when the Twins shifted their focus away from the..." December 04
Sources: #Rangers won't pursue a reunion with free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who they dealt away in 2010.
Source tells me #Marlins are offering Saltalamacchia 2 years w/ 3rd-yr team option. Guessing Twins will have to top it (guarantee 3rd year?)
Marlin Maniac "Many people in baseball viewed Jarrod Saltalamacchia as the second best free agent catcher on the market this year. If he truly is, then the Marlins just scored a big win in free agency. “Salty” is close to signing a free agent deal with the Miami Marlins, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox..." December 03
Update: Jarrod Saltalamacchia and #Marlins have agreed in principle to three-year, $21 millon contract
Saltalamacchia's market moving quickly enough now, there's a good chance he'll sign before winter meetings.
CBS Sports "At least the Twins, Rockies and possibly Blue Jays have been identified as among the teams that could be threats to steal free agent starting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the incumbent Red Sox. The Rangers look like another possibility to observers, but one person connected with the..." November 26
WEEI Boston "Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, at the Wang Theatre in Boston for the screening of MLB Productions’ World Series Film, discussed a few dimensions of how the offseason has taken shape to date. Among the takeaways: – Cherington said that the team feels it can be “choosy” in the catching market given..." November 26
SB Nation "The Red Sox have been unwilling thus far to offer free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia more than two years to re-sign with the team, reports Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Saltalamacchia is the clear-cut number one catcher on the market now that both Brian McCann and Carlos Ruiz have signed. A..." November 24
WEEI Boston "Red Sox manager John Farrell, during an in-studio interview on WEEI’s Salk & Holley show, suggested that even though free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia did not receive a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer, the Red Sox remain very interested in bringing the 28-year-old..." November 06
New York Daily News "When you identify a player who fits, but the bidding grows frenzied and insane, what do you do? You investigate alternatives, of course. And for the Yankees, one of those alternatives is a catcher willing to sign soon, Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Early in the first week of free agency, the market..." November 06
As expected. Red Sox say they will make qualifying offers today to Napoli, Drew and Ellsbury but not to Saltalamacchia. #RedSoxTalk
Hardball Talk "Don’t blame Will Middlebrooks for the fluky obstruction call that ended Game 3. Don’t blame umpire Jim Joyce, who made the gutsy choice to call it and give the Cardinals a 5-4 victory. Blame the guy who made the bad throw in the first place: Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The struggling..." October 27
Boston Herald "Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine didn’t need to be so exclusionary in a memorable Nike commercial of yesteryear — chicks aren’t the only ones who dig the long ball. The paying customers at Fenway — as well as those watching at home or listening to Dave and Joe — enjoyed the heck out of yesterday’s 10-5..." June 10
CSN New England "No-hitters are just as meaningful to catchers as they are to pitchers. And just as elusive. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is still waiting for his first one. He caught one in the minors. But that one really doesn’t count. “A six-inning game in a doubleheader in the minors, seven-inning game,..." April 15
Boston Herald "Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a home-cooked meal and slept in his own bed Sunday night, courtesy of yesterday’s game here, roughly 30 miles from his Wellington home. Family time and sleeping with a different roof over his head is welcome at this point in spring training for any player, but it’s..." March 12