Before taking the field on Thursday, Jarrod Saltalamacchia reunited with old friends and former Red Sox teammates. But once it was time for business, the 28-year-old was squarely focused on his new beginning.
After helping the Red Sox win a World Series title, Jarrod Saltalamacchia has moved on, but he isn't holding on to any hard feelings. Saltalamacchia hit cleanup against his old team at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday, their first encounter since he signed a three-year, $21 million with the Marlins in December.
The first home run of Spring Training was a big one for Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The blast in the fourth inning gave the Marlins the lead, and they went on to defeat the Twins, 3-1, on Tuesday at Roger Dean Stadium.
He put together a .372 BABIP, which is basically Mike Trout territory. Hard to see that happening again. Playing with a putrid supporting cast in an overwhelmingly pitcher-friendly park, I envision Saltalamacchia's stint with the Marlins going something like John Buck 's. - Scott White