Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 3 weeks ago

Saltalamacchia will undergo a physical in Phoenix befor joining Triple-A Reno to receive some at-bats, Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

Saltalamacchia hasn't played since Apr. 23 due to injury and then his release, but that should change when he joins the Triple-A club. He's not expected to stay there too long, as he'll likely obtain the primary catching spot for the Dbacks despite his 2-for-29 start to the season.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 3 weeks ago

Saltalamacchia will sign with the Diamondbacks after clearing waivers, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Saltalamacchia had been off to a dismal 2-for-29 start to the season, which eventually cost him playing time to J.P Realmuto and led to the veteran being designated for assignment. He'll enter an organization with equally poor offensive production from their catcher, as Tuffy Gosewisch owns a .176 OPS on the year. If Saltalamacchia is able to turn things around at the plate, he could be worth a look in deeper and NL-only formats.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 3 weeks ago

The Diamondbacks have some interest in signing Saltalamacchia, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.

The Diamondbacks have received almost nothing offensively from starting catcher Tuffy Gosewisch (.176/.222/.176), so Saltalamacchia would be an upgrade despite his own struggles this year. A move to Arizona would provide Salty a boost in his home park, if he were to land there.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 3 weeks ago

Saltalamacchia was released by the Marlins on Tuesday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

The Marlins will eat the remainder of Saltalamacchia's contract, while the catcher is now free to sign with a team of his choice. He could conceivably land a backup gig at the big-league level, despite starting the season 2-for-29 with a home run, four walks and 12 strikeouts.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia was reinstated from the paternity list and designated for assignment Mondayt, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Saltalamacchia remains in the second year of a three-year, $21 million contract with the Marlins, but his 2-for-29 start to the season at the plate was too much to overcome. He lost time to prospect J.T. Realmuto before the leave, and the club will likely use the combination of Realmuto and Jeff Mathis when he returns from the disabled list. Saltalamacchia will have the option to become a free agent or accept an assignment to the minors if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia (paternity) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

Saltalamacchia is eligible to come off the paternity list, but considering that he is not listed as an available player Sunday, he'll likely remain with his family another day. J.T. Realmuto will start for the third straight day, and will now have started nine of the team's last 11 contests. Look for Saltalamacchia to be available for Monday's series opener against the Mets.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia was placed on the paternity list Friday.

It is unclear how much time he will miss, but J.T. Realmuto appears poised to start the next couple games for the Marlins behind the dish.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

J.T. Realmuto will start behind the plate for the fifth time in six games. At this point, Saltalamacchia should be viewed as the secondary catching option for Miami, though he could always return to a starting role if Realmuto struggles with the bat for a prolonged stretch.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

Saltalamacchia will sit for the fourth time in five days, as the Marlins appear to have turned over the keys to J.T. Realmuto, at least for the time being. With just two hits in 28 at-bats to go along with a 42.9 percent strikeout rate, Saltalamacchia has been a disaster for the Marlins this season, and should probably be stashed on the bench by those who roster him in two-catcher leagues.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARI 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup again Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

J.T. Realmuto will start behind the dish for a third consecutive day. Manager Mike Redmond suggested Thursday that Saltalamacchia would likely sit more frequently moving forward, saying "If giving [Saltalamacchia] a few extra days here or there helps him and helps us, then it will be worth it." The way things are trending, Saltalamacchia appears in danger of falling into a secondary role.