By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: December 2nd, 2013 at 11:07 pm EST
Boston Red Sox free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has a contract offer on the table from the team.
Yet, he has not accepted the contract to return to the reigning World Series Champions. And, now, he reportedly has a contract from the Miami Marlins.
While the Red Sox offer is for two years, it is not clear how many years or how much money his offer is from the Marlins. Yet, it is clear that he wants to sign a three-year contract with his new contract.
The Marlins, who struggled last year and have been one of the worst teams in baseball in recent years, reportedly want to upgrade their catcher position. And they are very serious about it that they are targeting Saltalamacchia.
The 28-year-old has found a home with the Red Sox, where he has played since the 2010 season. He started his career with the Texas Rangers, where he played his first three seasons.
Last season, Salty, as he is commonly known, tied his career-high with a 121 games, where he has a career-high .273 batting average with 14 home runs and 65 RBI’s. He is averaging a 0.243 batting average with 18.3 home runs and 60 RBI’s over the past three seasons.