Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Ex-Red Sox Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia Announces Retirement From MLB

(2011 FN Photo)
Former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia announced his retirement from MLB—ending a 12-year major-league career with seven different teams. "Salty" spent four seasons in Boston (2010-2013)—compiling a .243 average, with 55 HRs and 181 RBIs. He hit .300 in the 2013 ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays—and was Boston's #1 catcher in that championship season. In his overall career, he hit .232, with 110 HRs and 381 RBIs. About his Boston experience, Saltalamacchia stated the following: "I want to especially thank Theo Epstein, Ben Cherington and ownership of the Boston Red Sox for believing in me so much that they brought me over to fill the shoes of my childhood idol and mentor Jason Varitek! I can tell you playing beside him and putting on the Red Sox jersey and playing the position of Red Sox greats like the captain and Carlton Fisk was humbling and an honor!! To win a World Series is one thing but to win it in front of the iconic baseball fans of Boston is truly my most memorable moment!" Happy retirement, Salty!