Jarrod Saltalamacchia#39, C, Miami
- May 2, 1985
- Birth Place:
- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Undrafted Signed by the Atlanta Braves
— Player Notes
Advice: This confirms a report from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. The Marlins expressed optimism for finding a trade partner after they designated Saltalamacchia for assignment last week, but nothing has materialized. This means that the Marlins will be responsible for the remainder of his three-year, $21 million contract and he'll be free to sign with another club at the major league minimum. He should have no shortage of suitors as a free agent. The Royals, Rays, and Diamondbacks are among the teams who have been mentioned as possibilities.7 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: The veteran backstop was designated for assignment by the Marlins earlier in the week and the team is looking to trade him before he becomes a free agent. Each of the three teams mentioned would view Saltalamacchia as a backup.
More: Chris Cotillo on Twitter8 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: McCullough notes that the talks are "very preliminary" at this point. It appears that the Marlins will be able to trade Saltalamacchia after designating him for assignment, but some of the interested clubs are looking at him only as a backup. In addition to the Royals, the Mariners, Diamondbacks, Indians and Red Sox also appear to have interest. Miami would obviously have to eat the majority of what remains on Salty's three-year, $21 million contract to make a deal happen.
More: Kansas City StarSat, May 2 Rotoworld
Advice: Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment on Monday, so the Marlins have 10 days to find a trade. Otherwise, he'll hit free agency and can sign at the major league minimum. The Mariners are currently relying on a combination of Mike Zunino and Jesus Sucre, so Salty could at least make sense as a backup option. The Diamondbacks are also reportedly considering the possibility.
More: Jon Morosi on TwitterWed, Apr 29 Rotoworld
Advice: The Angels haven't gotten much production out of Chris Iannetta and Drew Butera so far this season, but they don't see Saltalamacchia as an upgrade over what they already have. The 29-year-old was designated for assignment on Monday and the Marlins reportedly expect to trade him. The Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Indians, and Mariners have been mentioned as potential landing spots.
More: Jon Morosi on TwitterTue, Apr 28 Rotoworld
Advice: Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says a total of five teams have expressed interest in Salty and that Marlins general manager Dan Jennings expects to trade the catcher. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick adds that, in addition to the D'Backs, the Red Sox, Indians and Mariners are also possible landing spots for Salty. Arizona would be an ideal landing spot for him, as he'd be in line to play regularly and would be in a hitter's park.
More: Nick Piecoro on TwitterTue, Apr 28 Rotoworld
Advice: Salty was signed to a three-year, $21 million free agent contract before the 2014 season, but he struggled in his first summer with Miami and was off to a terrible start in 2015. 24-year-old prospect J.T. Realmuto has emerged as the Marlins' best option at catcher. Salty will presumably pass through waivers because of the money he is owed. He would then hit the free agent market, and should draw considerable interest there.
More: Clark Spencer on TwitterMon, Apr 27 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Washington
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|Away (this year)||4||15||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||5||0||0||.000||.118||.000||.118|
|Night (this year)||5||18||1||1||1||0||0||0||3||9||0||0||.056||.190||.111||.302|
|Last game vs. Was||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Career vs. Stephen Strasburg||10||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||.100||.100||.100||.200|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Apr 23||@Phi||W 9-1||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.069||.182||.207||.389|
|Apr 18||@NYM||L 4-5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.080||.179||.240||.419|
|Apr 14||@Atl||W 8-2||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||.091||.200||.273||.473|
|Apr 13||@Atl||L 2-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.118||.250||.353||.603|
|Apr 12||TB||L 5-8||1||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||.143||.250||.429||.679|
|Apr 11||TB||L 0-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.077||.200||.154||.354|
|Apr 10||TB||W 10-9||3||1||1||1||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||.100||.250||.200||.450|
|Apr 7||Atl||L 2-12||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Apr 6||Atl||L 1-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|