Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 6 days ago

Saltalamacchia went 0-for-4 Saturday in a loss to the Padres.

Salty has been better recently, collecting three hits in ten at-bats and three walks over his last four games, but his overall line with Arizona is a meagre .184/.293/.306 and he is behind Welington Castillo on the D-back's depth chart.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 2 weeks ago

Saltalamacchia went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Sunday's 7-2 victory over the Padres.

It was just the fourth double of the season for Salty, and only his ninth hit, a far cry from his days as a backstop for the Red Sox. His performance has been miserable so far (.118 average, .218 OBP) and he seems firmly planted behind Welington Castillo on the depth chart.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mets.

Saltalamacchia will sit in favor of Welington Castillo for the second day in a row, this time against a right-hander (Bartolo Colon). It remains to be seen how the playing time will shake out moving forward.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets.

It's unclear what the split will be behind the plate for the Diamondbacks, but Welington Castillo should see starts against left-handed pitching. That's the case Friday, as southpaw Jon Niese starts for the Mets, resulting in Castillo's first start for his new club.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said he is unsure how Saltalamacchia and Welington Castillo will split playing time behind the plate, the Arizona Republic reports.

It sounds as if the two catchers will both get significant playing time, at least in the immediate future. Castillo will undoubtedly get most of the starts against left-handed pitching, but this probably won't be a strict platoon, which would favor Saltalamacchia.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run Wednesday against Atlanta.

Hey, there he is. In one day, Salty matched the number of hits he accumulated in nine games with Miami before being cut. He's still hitting a miserable .136, however, and if that doesn't change soon, he could very easily be displaced by hot-hitting prospect Peter O'Brien.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Jordan Pacheco will take over behind the plate as Saltalamacchia sits after starting two straight and three of four since being added to the major league roster. Saltalamacchia has gone 2-for-12 with five strikeouts and one run scored so far in his brief time with Arizona.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Saturday.

It seems like Saltalamacchia will start at catcher more days than not going forward with Arizona, but he will take a seat Saturday after going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Friday. Jordan Pacheco gets the start behind the dish and will hit sixth Saturday.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Diamondbacks' win over Milwaukee on Friday night.

Playing in his first game with Arizona, a collar with three strikeouts was not the script they were reading from. Tuffy Gosewich is now on the disabled list and may be lost for an extended period of time so Salty will split time with Jordan Pacheco, at least initially, but he will need to be productive at the plate to maintain a fair share of playing time.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia will catch and bat sixth for the Diamondbacks on Friday against the Brewers, Steve Berthiaume of MLB.com reports.

Saltalamacchia's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks on Friday following Tuffy Gosewich's placement on the disabled list, and he'll be behind the plate as well. Both he and Jordan Pacheco should see time behind the plate until Gosewich returns, at which point the club will need to make a decision of which two to keep.