Jarrod Saltalamacchia

#8 C / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 235 lb Age: 30 College: No College Bats/Throws S/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Jarrod Saltalamacchia: Elects free agency

      Saltalamacchia elected free agency Monday. Saltamacchia spent the first month of the season with the Marlins before he was cut loose, but upon landing with the Diamondbacks' organization, he worked his way back to the majors by the end of May. While he had his moments in Arizona, he finished with a .225/.310/.435 slash line and nine homers in 200 at-bats between the two clubs. Expect the 30-year-old catcher to find a gig elsewhere, though he'll likely have to work himself into a starting role.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks to convert OF Peter O'Brien to catcher next season

      Diamondbacksoutfielder Peter O' Brien will enter spring training next season as a catcher, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. O'Brien came up as a catcher, but made all three of his big league appearances this season in left field. With Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Welington Castillo both potentially hitting the free agent market, the Diamondbacks will enter the offseason with some uncertainty behind the plate, but O'Brien will have the opportunity to win the job.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia stays hot Wednesday

      Diamondbacks resurgent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia slammed his ninth home run of the year Wednesday night, providing the margin of victory over the Padres. It marked his third home run this week as he finishes the season on a tear - he has posted a .294/.357/.686 line and five home runs in 51 at-bats over the past 30 days and has played his way into more of a split in playing time with Welington Castillo. Saltalamacchia will be a free agent at the end of the season and has probably earned a shot as a starter somewhere with the .828 OPS he has produced in the desert.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Diamondbacks scratch C Welington Castillo

      Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo was a late scratch Wednesday with a sore left wrist, per MLB.com. Castillo likely will return to the lineup on Friday. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will replace him in the lineup.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo plays DH, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catches

      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.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Diamondbacks activate C Jarrod Saltalamacchia

      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.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      D-Backs C Jarrod Saltalamacchia expected to return when eligible

      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.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

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

      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.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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

      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.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks' Jarrod Saltalamacchia homers vs. Mets

      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.

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