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Saltalamacchia, Red Sox agree on deal

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BOSTON (AP)

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

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The Red Sox announced the deal Sunday and avoided salary arbitration. Saltalamacchia made $750,000 last year.

The 26-year-old Saltalamacchia set career highs with 16 home runs and 56 RBI last season. He hit .235.

Saltalamacchia threw out 28 potential basestealers last season, the most by a Red Sox catcher since Jason Varitek's 29 in 2002.

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