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