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Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Rangers, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

After delivering a pair of two-hit games in his last two starts, Saltalamacchia will be granted the afternoon off with the Marlins playing a day game after a night game. Jeff Mathis covers the catcher spot for him.

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Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

This is likely nothing more than routine day off for Saltalamacchia after five straight starts. Jeff Mathis will step in behind the plate and bat eighth against lefty Wade Miley. Saltalamacchia is just 4-for-28 so far in August and has now gone 14 games without an extra-base hit.

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Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

It appears as though the back stiffness that cost Saltalamacchia some time earlier this month is no longer an issue, as he just rattled off three straight starts, but manager Mike Redmond will get the 29-year-old a day to rest his legs. Jeff Mathis will step in behind the plate and bat eighth against Reds ace Johnny Cueto.

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Saltalamacchia (back) went hitless in his return to the lineup, but did walk three times while picking up a run scored and an RBI.

Salty was given a couple days rest over the weekend in part to rest a stiff back and in part to clear his head after several defensive miscues over the past few weeks. He helped the Marlins rally back for a win Tuesday by exercising patience, something that the veteran backstop needs to focus on moving forward. Saltalamacchia posted a meager .297 OBP over 63 June at-bats and is capable of much better.

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Saltalamacchia (back) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Saltalamacchia has reportedly been dealing with back stiffness recently, but manager Mike Redmond indicated that the 29-year-old's absence Sunday was more so about maintenance. He will return Tuesday to take on right-hander Charlie Morton, but the team may look to reduce Saltalamacchia's workload a bit until the discomfort subsides.

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Saltalamacchia is still dealing with a stiff back.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled twice and knocked in the winning run with a ninth-inning single in four trips to the plate as the Marlins downed the Braves on Thursday.

A big game for Salty, who has now hit safely in four of five games since the All-Star break. He doubled and scored in the fifth, and knocked in a go-ahead run in the ninth inning with a single off of Craig Kimbrel. The catcher is slashing .232/.333/.414 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI on the season.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his ninth home run of the year, a three-run shot, in the Marlins' win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Salty had just one hit in his four at-bats, but it was a big one. The catcher took Jason Motte deep to right for a three-run home run that put the game out of reach for the Cardinals. The homer was Salty's third in his last seven games, giving him 27 RBI on the year. The 29-year-old is batting .232/.329/.415 in his first year in South Beach.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Salty's homer padded the Marlins' lead to 5-0 in the eighth inning. He now has eight on the season along with 24 RBI and a .241/.339/.421 slash line. The catcher has been about as good as expected when the Marlins signed him to a three-year deal in the off-season.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Salty's fourth-inning, two-run double capped off a three-run frame and it proved to be the winning hit as the Marlins narrowly escaped with a one-run victory. The 29-year-old has had a decent season at the plate, slashing .246/.346/.411 with six home runs and 19 RBI.