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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.

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Saltalamacchia may sit more frequently moving forward, MLB.com reports. "I think it's always a touchy situation anytime you have conversations with guys, and you have to give them a break," manager Mike Redmond said Thursday. "But at the same time, too, we're trying to win ballgames. If giving [Saltalamacchia] a few extra days here or there helps him and helps us, then it will be worth it."

Saltalamacchia is sitting in favor of J.T. Realmuto on Thursday for a second day in a row, following a 2-for-22, 11-strikeout start to the season. Realmuto went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored in his first start of the year Wednesday, and Redmond suggested the performance energized the ballclub. While Saltalamacchia figures to continue serving as the top option behind the plate for now, performance will ultimately dictate how the playing time is divvied up.

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Saltalamacchia is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Saltalamacchia went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's game and is just 2-for-22 (.091) on the season, so a day off probably can't hurt. Top prospect J.T. Realmuto is not pushing Saltalamacchia for the starting catcher job just yet, but he is on the big league roster and starting Wednesday, so Saltalamacchia should have extra motivation to get things back on track with his bat.

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Saltalamacchia slugged a pinch-hit home run, his first of the season, in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Despite being given the day off Sunday, Salty was forced into action after backup Jeff Mathis sustained a fractured finger. Saltalamacchia has been off to a slow start at the dish, batting just .143 (2-for-14) with seven strikeouts and two walks through the season's first week. With Mathis looking at a 4-6 week absence following the injury, the Marlins are likely to bring up top prospect J.T. Realmuto to back up Saltalamacchia.

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

Saltalamacchia is 0-for-7 with five strikeouts through two games this season, so manager Mike Redmond decided to give him a night off. Jeff Mathis will get the start behind the plate in Saltalamacchia's place.

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Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup for the third straight game Sunday against the Nationals, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Saltalamacchia doesn't appear to be dealing with any injury, so chalk this up as extra rest for the backstop that has caught 103 games for the Marlins this year. J.T. Realmuto will take over behind the plate for the Sunday afternoon tilt.

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Saltalamacchia is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

Saltalamacchia, who is just 1-for-10 in his career against Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, will sit out Saturday for the second day in a row. Jeff Mathis will get the start behind the plate in Saltalamacchia's place.

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Saltalamacchia is not in the lineup Friday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

It's just a standard day off for Saltalamacchia. Look for him to catch at least one more time over the season's final two games.

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Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies, Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel reports.

Saltalamacchia will get a break after starting the past two games. Jeff Mathis will start behind the plate, batting eighth.

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Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Saturday against the Nationals, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Saltalamacchia will sit Saturday following an 0-for-4 night at the plate Friday. As usual when he is out, Jeff Mathis starts behind home plate and will bat eighth for the Marlins.