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Jarrod Scott Saltalamacchia

Born: May 2, 1985; West Palm Beach, Florida  Height: 6'4"  Weight: 235
Bats: Switch  Throws: Right  Position: Catcher  #39

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

My wife hates the beard. She's always liked the (long) hair, but it's getting a little short on top. She wants me to cut it. I told her, "Hey, if you like the World Series, then don't say a word."
-- Jarrod Saltalamacchia  

2013 Statistics

 Season 121 425 68 116 40 14 65 43 139 .273 .338 .466 
 ALDS  10  .300 .364 .400 
 ALCS  16  .188 .188 .188 
 WS  .000 .250 .000 

2013 Season Highlights

•  Saltalamacchia caught in 119 games for the Red Sox, the most in a season in his career. But the extra playing time didn't slow him down, as he finished with a career-high .804 OPS.

•  He hit two home runs on June 9, leading the Sox to a win over the Angels. The next day, he had four hits as they beat the Rays.

•  When the Red Sox blew a 4-0 lead in the seventh inning on September 13 against the Yankees, Salty hit a tie-breaking grand slam to give the Sox the win and extend their lead in the division to four games.

•  He finished the season with 40 doubles, setting a new record for a Red Sox catcher.

2013 Postseason Highlights

•  In the opening game of the Division Series, Salty reached base three times via a walk, a single, and a double, and drove in three runs as the Red Sox got off to a hot start.

•  In ALCS Game 2, the Red Sox trailed in the series 1-0 and were down 5-1 in the game, when David Ortiz's grand slam tied it in the eighth. Salty put a dramatic cap on the night when he hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to drive home Jonny Gomes with the winning run.


A giant Jarrod Saltalamacchia watches over the bleacher section
where both his home runs on June 9 landed.

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