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.


2003 18 Years Old Saltalamacchia was drafted out of Royal Palm Beach High School in the first round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves.


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 RBIs in 129 games.
On May 6, 2007, Saltalamacchia had the first hit of his major league career in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers. … Read More
2008 23 Years Old 1 More Event
However, Saltalamacchia was soon called up on April 25, 2008. … Read More
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 2nd 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
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