Source: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Marlins Reach Deal

December 4, 2013 1:31 AM
Source: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Marlins Reach Deal
" MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Miami Marlins.

The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the contract had not been finalized.

Saltalamacchia started for the Boston Red Sox the past three seasons, but they were reluctant to give him a multiyear deal.

A switch-hitter, Saltalamacchia batted a career-high .273 with 15 homers, 40 doubles and 65 RBIs last season for the World Series champions. But he struck out 139 times in 121 games each of the past two years "

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