Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH ARI 1 month ago

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a strained neck. Saltalamacchia will be on the disabled list until at least July 31, though his stint could be backdated a few days because he has not played since Sunday.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH ARI 2 months ago

Saltalamacchia went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored Saturday in a win over the Rockies.

Making just his third start in the past 10 games, Salty produced his first multi-hit game in more than a month. He has been better with Arizona than he was with Miami, but he has still posted just a .214/.318/.357 line with the D-Backs. The return of Oscar Hernandez from the DL could cut into Saltalamacchia's playing time further and bears watching.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH ARI 2 months 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/DH ARI 2 months 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/DH ARI 3 months 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/DH ARI 3 months 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/DH ARI 3 months 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/DH ARI 3 months 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/DH ARI 3 months 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/DH ARI 3 months 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.