Marlins position analysis: Catcher

After a 100-loss campaign in 2013, the Miami Marlins sought to address their areas of need, catcher being one of them. So they signed free agent and reigning World Series champion Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year deal as the organization's backstop. Saltalamacchia struggled in his first season with the Marlins, batting .220 with 20 doubles, 11 homers and 44 RBI in 114 games...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler fails hard at posterizing Jarrod Saltalamacchia (VIDEO)

via YouTube Before Sunday’s game, Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler tried to posterize (look it up) Jarrod Saltalamacchia.  He failed.  Miserably.  Instead of (pretend) dunking all over Salty and hanging on the rim, Koehler’s midsection went flying into Salty’s body and he went crashing to the dugout floor. The Marlins had won four in a row and eight of their last ten...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Saltalamacchia lifts Marlins past Braves with RBI single in 9th

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night. In taking three of four games, the Marlins won just their second series in the last 10 against the Braves at Turner Field. Alvarez (7-5) gave up six hits, two runs and one...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Jarrod Saltalamacchia hoping to be better in clutch

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia came to bat in the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies hoping to tack on to a three-run lead. Seven frames earlier with the bases loaded, he flied out to left field as the Marlins failed to get on the board. On the season, Saltalamacchia is 2 for 25 with two outs and runners in scoring...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jarrod Saltalamacchia launches a two-run home run

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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia's 2-run double helps Marlins hold off Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run double, Henderson Alvarez threw 6 2-3 sharp innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night. Alvarez (5-3) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and seven hits. He is 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA in his last seven starts. A.J. Burnett (5-7) gave up three runs and five hits, striking out eight in seven innings...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tony Gwynn Jr. receives standing ovation in first at-bat since his dad’s passing

A very heartwarming moment for Phillies outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. who just lost his father to a battle with cancer. Entering in the bottom of the 8th inning Gwynn Jr. stepped up to a standing ovation  from the fans at Citizens Bank Park. As the ovation began, Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia took a mound […]
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phillies fans give Gwynn Jr. standing ovation

Philadelphia sports fans get a bad wrap for a number of reasons. But on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, they showed their passion in a completely different way to Tony Gwynn Jr., making his first plate appearance since his father passed away. I got chills watching that scene unfold. And hey, great job by Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and home plate umpire David Rackley...
Via The Outside Corner
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Saltalamacchia still learning new rules for catchers

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins left fielder Marcell Ozuna executed two perfect throws to help his ballclub beat the New York Mets on Friday night. Lost in the shuffle was Jarrod Saltalamacchia's work at the plate. MLB implemented new rules this spring to cut down on home-plate collisions. In both plays, the Mets challenged whether Saltalamacchia blocked the pathway of the runner attempting...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Christian Yelich

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, on the DL since June 1 with a concussion, returns today as the Miami Marlins (36-35) face the New York Mets (32-40). Catcher J.T. Realmuto was sent to Double-A Jacksonville, according to Joe Frisaro and Maria Torres of MLB.com  The team placed left fielder Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 14 with a lower back strain...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Updates: Henderson Alvarez, Rafael Furcal, Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Miami Marlins 2B/SS Rafael Furcal has not played a regular-season Major League game since the end of 2012 as a Cardinal. He has spent the entire season on the disabled list, but he could make his debut with the Marlins as early as this coming weekend. MLB.com's Joe Frisario reports that Furcal, who has rehabbed with the Double-A Jacksonville Suns, will move down to Class-A...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Jarrod Saltalamacchia resumes baseball activity

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been cleared to resume baseball activities, more than a week after being struck by a foul tip and going on the concussion disabled list. Manager Mike Redmond said Tuesday that the switch-hitter took 25 swings from both the right and left sides, and played catch at their spring training facility in Jupiter, Florida...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NESN 30: Jarrod Saltalamacchia Helps Sox Walk Off With Game 2 Win In ALCS

The Detroit Tigers held the Boston Red Sox to just one hit in Game 1 of the 2013 ALCS. Things weren’t looking much better for the Sox in Game 2 when they were trailing 5-1 in the seventh inning. But thanks to a David Ortiz grand slam in the eighth to tie things up, the Sox suddenly had an opportunity to walk off. And they did just that. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit an RBI...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia still dealing with concussion symptoms

arrod s Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is still dealing with the effects of a concussion suffered last Saturday. While Saltalamacchia is able to come off the 7-day concussion disabled list on Sunday it is looking doubtful that he will. “It could go to the 15-day disabled list, but I don’t know for sure,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said via the Miami Herald. “He...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Jarrod Saltalamacchia still dealing with concussion symptoms

The Miami Marlins have been one of the surprise teams in the National League so far this season. At 30-28, they are in second place in the National League East. How long they can keep pace with the Atlanta Braves remains to be seen with Jose Fernandez out for the season. Another injury concern is the status of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is still dealing with concussion...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Jarrod Saltalamacchia to concussion DL

Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod  Saltalamacchia was placed on 7-day concussion DL and J.T. Realmuto was called up from Double-A Jacksonville, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Saltalamacchia was dazed in the seventh inning of Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves when he took a foul ball by Justin Upton off his mask. He played through it, but complained of dizziness after the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins place Jarrod Saltalamacchia on concussion DL

The Miami Marlins have placed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Saltalamacchia played on Saturday so his concussion likely occurred then. Signed to a three-year deal worth $21 million in the offseason the 29-year-old has struggled at the plate. A brutal May has his numbers down to a .237/.335/.404 line with six home runs and 17 RBI on the season...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Saltalamacchia out with concussion, prospect J.T. Realmuto called up

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins placed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the seven-day concussion list and called up prospect J.T. Realmuto from Double-A Jacksonville prior to Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves. Saltalamacchia hit just .177 with two doubles, one homer and eight RBI in May. In the eighth inning of Saturday's loss, he struck out with the tying run at second...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fans try to spell Pierzynski and Saltalamacchia

The 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, and its contestants had the tall task of spelling some pretty difficult words (what the heck is a feuilleton?). After watching fans try to spell the names of Major League Baseball players, though, those 13-year-olds may have gotten off easy. In honor of the yearly spell-off, MLB.com took to the streets to grill fans...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Jarrod Saltalamacchia (ankle) will sit out today

 Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod  Saltalamacchia will sit out today's game against the Miami Marlins with a scheduled day off, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, which should also help his left ankle.The team took precautionary X-rays after he twisted it running the bases in the ninth inning of Wednesday night's 14-5 blowout. X-rays showed no fracture. Salty is hitting...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Jarrod Saltalamacchia rebounding from slump

SAN FRANCISCO -- Baseball is cyclical. During one stretch, a player might struggle through a slump and see hard contact go for an out. The next week, a blooper may drop. Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia snapped a 0-for-26 slide -- the longest of his career -- Friday night with a 4-for-5 performance. It began with a sharp liner to right with two outs in the second. "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez out for season

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will need Tommy John surgery to repair a torn collateral ligament. Surgery will take place on Friday in Los Angeles, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports.  Recovery time for Tommy John surgery is generally 12-18 months, though some players have come back sooner than that. “I think it’s inevitable,” Michael Hill, Marlins president of baseball...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins starting to show knack for late-game heroics

MIAMI -- Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia turned to manager Mike Redmond and told him the club would get him a win on his birthday after the Mets intentionally walked Giancarlo Stanton to put runners at first and second with one out in a tie game in the ninth. Up to bat was Casey McGehee, no stranger to clubs pitching around a star player to face him. As a member of the Brewers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Laughs Off Braves’ Suspicion Marlins Stole Signs

Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia finds it somewhat amusing that the Atlanta Braves suspected the Fish of stealing signs following the teams’ recent three-game series in Miami. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and pitcher Aaron Harang were among those suspicious about the Marlins outscoring the Braves 23-7 during a three-game sweep, although Atlanta didn’t find any evidence...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Salty Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You, In Miami

Mr. Salty Gets His RingNow that we have another catcher with a last name that's a challenge to spell, it might be easy to forget about our last one: Jarrod Saltalamacchia. But Salty is faring pretty well in the land of the incredibly shrinking fan base (21,992 last night). So far for the Miami Marlins, he's hit .284 with 5 HRs and an on-base percentage of .404. And, while...
Via FenwayNation
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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