• 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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Diamondbacks add Welington Castillo to catcher rotation

    Welington Castillo is on the move again after the Diamondbacks acquired him in a six-player trade Wednesday that sent Mark Trumbo to the Mariners. Castillo was acquired by Seattle in a May 19 trade with the Cubs. Arizona was looking for some help at catcher after losing Tuffy Gosewisch to a torn ACL. Jordan Pacheco and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have handled the catching duties since Gosewisch got hurt last week. "Not that Salty's not the answer, but we really wanted to address that area. [Jake] Lamb's going to be coming off the disabled list pretty soon, so it's just going to create more of a logjam for us," Arizona general manager Dave Stewart said, per ESPN.com. "With Yasmany [Tomas] swinging the bat as well as he is, it created a situation where we really needed to open up some space for him."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    D-Backs add Saltalamacchia after Gosewisch lands on DL

    The Diamondbacks purchased the contract of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Reno on Friday after placing starting catcher Tuffy Gosewisch (knee) on the disabled list. Saltalamacchia is expected to share playing time with Jordan Pacheco. He was in the starting lineup Friday at Milwaukee. Saltalmacchia hit .188 (6 for 32) with two home runs, seven RBI, two walks and 13 strikeouts in nine games for Reno.