Red Sox sign Saltalamacchia to 1-year, $4.5M contract

Posted by: MBR on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 8:01 am
Red Sox sign Saltalamacchia to 1-year, $4.5M contract BOSTON Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2 million.Saltalamacchia, who hit .222 with 25 home runs and 59 RBIs last season, avoided salary arbitration with Thursday's agreement. The contract is not guaranteed.Saltalamacchia became the first catcher to lead the Red Sox in home runs since Carlton Fisk, who hit 26 in 1973 and again in 1977.Read more: http://www.kjonline.com/sports/Saltalam ... t-45M.html