The Red Sox signed catcher and one time top prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a one year, $2.5 million deal. A one time blue chip prospect with the Braves, Jarrod was traded to the Rangers where he struggled until 2010 when he was dealt to the Red Sox. In 2011, he had the best season of his career with Boston.
He finished with 16 home runs and a .737 OPS. Not too shabby for a catcher although he could work on his batting eye a little. He’s also young still at just 26. He’s probably not going to play in an All Star Game, but he’s a solid backstop who can help out the Red Sox in 2012.
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