C,1B - FA
Jarrod Saltalamacchia will get his first Blue Jays start on Friday.
Starting C Russell Martin is hitless to start the season, but even if he has a terrible season, Saltalamacchia will likely not see increased playing time.
The Toronto Blue Jays and free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia have a agreed to a minor-league deal worth $1.25M.
Salty hasn't been relevant much in fantasy for some time now and it will remain that way for this season as well. Barring injury, Salty should remain on the waiver wire.
Down 2-1 in the eighth inning on Monday night, Tigers C Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his 12th HR of the season and the Tigers won, 3-2. Saltalamacchia was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
As far as backup catchers go, Saltalamacchia has plenty of pop - showcasing 12 HR in just 77 games, albeit with a low .192 average.
Saltalamacchia went 1-for-2 with a walk and his 11th home run of the season in the Tigers 6-1 loss to the Royals. The homer was one of only three hits for the Tigers in the loss.
He now has 11 homers in just 61 games but is batting just .200 on the season. He got the start at first base with Miguel Cabrera out day-to-day with a left bicep strain.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia smacked a walk-off two-run home run off of Joakim Soria in the bottom of the ninth inning, part of his 1-for-3 effort with a walk on Sunday. Saltalamacchia is only 2-for-12 in July, but has driven in four RBI with those two hits. He has a .776 OPS this season.
Saltalamacchia has provided power from the catcher position, nine home runs in 141 at-bats, but he is, at best, in a platoon at catcher with James McCann in Detroit. He had six home runs in April, but only had one home run in May, June, and this was his first home run in July.