Thursday, January 17, 2013

Salty Avoids Arbitration, Agrees To 1-Year Deal

Joy R. Absalon, US Presswire
One of the interesting things to watch for on your 2013 Carmine Hose is how the cluttered catcher situation shakes out. At the center of it all is last year's incumbent, Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Reports indicate that he has avoided arbitration by signing a one-year. $4.5 million contract. Of course, the Red Sox also have Ryan Lavarnway, David Ross and (as of a few hours ago) Mike Napoli who can all don the 'tools of ignorance'. It looks like Lavarnway is destined to start the year at AAA, and now it seems clear that Ross will only be a back-up to Salty—despite the earlier talk that he would carry a heavier role.