Posted December 03, 2013

Report: Marlins, Jarrod Saltalamacchia agree to 3-year deal

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Free-agent Jarrod Saltalamacchia is a career .246 hitter in 7 MLB seasons. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is a career .246 hitter in seven MLB seasons. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Miami Marlins agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.

Saltalamacchia, a switch hitter, batted .273 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs with the Boston Red Sox last season, helping them win the World Series.

Saltalamacchia, 29, is from West Palm Beach, Fla., so signing with the Marlins would put him near his hometown.

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2 comments
NickWright
NickWright

Who would willingly sign with the Marlins? I get that he won a title, so it was all about the money, but someone must have offered him something CLOSE to whatever they did.