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AL East: Blue Jays re-sign Saltalamacchia

AL East: Blue Jays re-sign Saltalamacchia

Check out everything going on in the American League East. The Blue Jays have signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a minor-league contract. Yes, again. Salty was let go by Toronto a few months ago after posting a...well, a .040 batting average. And that was only ten games into the season. However, the Blue Jay could stand to have a little extra veteran presence. Russell Martin is still hurt and a lot is riding on his staying healthy. But for now, Salty will resume is post behind the plate with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. Here’s what else is poppin’ around the American League...
MLB Trade Rumors May 16, 2017

Blue Jays Re-Sign Jarrod Saltalamacchia

The Blue Jays have re-signed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a minor-league deal, per a club announcement. He’ll head to Triple-A Buffalo. Saltalamacchia, 32, opened as the Jays’ reserve backstop but had a brutal start to the season. Over his 26 plate appearances, the switch-hitter went down on strikes 16 times while reaching base just twice.…
Outside Pitch Apr 29, 2017

Jarrod Saltalamacchia out, Luke Maile in at catcher for Toronto Blue Jays

After just under a month of action with his newest major-league club, veteran backstop Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays. The team made the official announcement Friday afternoon via Twitter and simultaneously announced they’ve called up catcher Luke Maile from Triple-A Omaha. #BlueJays select the contract of catcher Luke Maile from […] The post Jarrod Saltalamacchia out, Luke Maile in at catcher for Toronto Blue Jays appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Toronto Star Apr 28, 2017
Blue Jays designate catcher Saltalamacchia for assignment

Blue Jays designate catcher Saltalamacchia for assignment

Backup had just one hit in 25 at-bats this month.
Fenway Nation Apr 28, 2017
Blue Jays Release Ex-Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Blue Jays Release Ex-Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia

(FenwayNation Photo)The Toronto Blue Jays today designated for assignment former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. "Salty", now 32 years old, was having a brutal year so far in 2017 (hitting .040). He probably has an outside chance of getting a minor-league deal with somebody—but this could be the end of the road. During his four years in Carmine Hose, Salty hit .243 with 55 HRs and 181 RBIs.
Blue Bird Banter Apr 28, 2017
Blue Jays News: Saltalamacchia gone, replaced by Maile

Blue Jays News: Saltalamacchia gone, replaced by Maile

Lawrence optioned, Dermody called up The Jarrod Saltalamacchia era is over. I’m glad I never learned to spell his name. Shi Davidi tells us that he is on his way out. Salty hit .040/.077/.040 in 10 games, 25 at bats. The ‘fun’ part was the 16 strikeouts. And 9 steals against with no caught stealing (though he really did get the out at 3rd base last night, if it had been reviewed, we might have had a different outcome to the game). Luke Maile gets the call up from Buffalo, not that he was hitting much there, .195/.214/.195 (cue the ‘in my days players didn’t get promoted for .195...
MLB Trade Rumors Apr 28, 2017

Jays To Remove Jarrod Saltalamacchia From Roster

The Blue Jays have decided to make a move to swap out reserve backstops, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. The precise move isn’t yet clear, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be removed from the roster to make room for Luke Maile. Saltalamacchia, who’ll soon turn 32, had struggled badly early this year. He made the…
KFFL Apr 28, 2017

Blue Jays | Toronto addresses catcher situation

Toronto Blue Jays C Jarrod Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment Friday, April 28. In a ...
Jays Journal Apr 28, 2017

Blue Jays should cut ties with Salty and promote Ohlman

The Toronto Blue Jays are searching for answers as a roster shake-up looms in the near future, perhaps cutting ties with Jarrod Saltalamacchia in favor of Mike Ohlman is a small move the Jays should consider as “Salty” has looked old beyond his years thus far in 2017. The Blue Jays are somewhat snakebitten in the […] Blue Jays should cut ties with Salty and promote Ohlman - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blue Bird Banter Apr 27, 2017
Let's Play Two! Or not...Blue Jays lose 6-4 to drop both ends of doubleheader

Let's Play Two! Or not...Blue Jays lose 6-4 to drop both ends of doubleheader

Blue Jays 4 Cardinals 6 After collapsing in the first game of that day/night doubleheader, John Gibbons sent out a glorified AAA lineup, with Chris Coghlan batting second, Ezequel Carrera third and Jarrod Saltalamacchia fifth (he of the 0.045 batting average and 64% strikeout rate coming in). And it went about as expected, with the Jays completing their dismal day dropping a deceptively close 6-4 game to fall to 6-16, 10 games under .500 just 22 games into the 2017 season. Casey Lawrence did not have a very good start, giving up 6 runs on 10 hits over 5 innings, with 3 free passes and just...
Blue Bird Banter Apr 25, 2017
Blue Jays notes: Martin to play third base

Blue Jays notes: Martin to play third base

J.P. Howell activated There is some Blue Jays news today. The big news is Russell Martin will play third base tonight. Yeah, we aren’t the only ones tired of Chris Coghlan’s stylings at third base. I’m not sold on the idea of Martin playing third. First it forces Salty into the lineup. Saltalamacchia isn’t hitting at all. Add in that his defense isn’t what one might call great, and it seems like we are filling one hole, and opening up another one. And, the only good reason for using Salty is to get Russell Martin a day of rest. Now we have found a way to get Salty in the lineup,...

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