Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Baseball Player
Born May 2, 1985

Jarrod Scott "Salty" Saltalamacchia, is an American professional baseball catcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. His last name is the longest in Major League Baseball history. Saltalamacchia is Italian for "jump over" (salta) the thicket (lamacchia, a kind of tall shrub).… Read More

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1985 Birth Born on May 2, 1985.


2001 16 Years Old A standout, Saltalamacchia was a member of Team Florida USA and won gold with the team in the 2001 Junior Olympics.
2003 18 Years Old The Atlanta Braves selected Saltalamacchia in the first round (36 overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft.


2006 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Saltalamacchia had a breakout season for the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, where the switch-hitting slugger hit .314 with 35 doubles, 19 homers, and 81 runs batted in (RBIs) in 129 games.
In the 2007 season, Saltalamacchia started at catcher for the Double-A Mississippi Braves. … Read More
On March 26, 2008, Saltalamacchia lost the starting catching job to Gerald Laird, and the Rangers chose to send him down to the minors to catch every day instead of sitting as the backup.
2009 24 Years Old Saltalamacchia suffered a shoulder injury on August 15, 2009 and was placed on the disabled list.
Saltalamacchia was placed on the disabled list after the second game of the 2010 season.
2011 26 Years Old In the 2011 season, Saltalamacchia was slated at the beginning of the year to be Boston's primary catcher with veteran Jason Varitek taking the role as the backup. … Read More
2012 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 15, 2012, Saltalamacchia avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, non-guaranteed contract worth $2.5 million with the Sox to be their starting catcher. … Read More
Saltalamacchia was the starting catcher in 2013 for the Red Sox, and David Ross and Ryan Lavarnway were his backups. … Read More


2015 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He was designated for assignment by the Marlins on April 27, 2015, and released on May 5. … Read More
2016 31 Years Old On April 13, 2016, Saltalamacchia hit his 100th career home run, a grand slam off Arquimedes Caminero of the Pittsburgh Pirates. … Read More
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