Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox agree

Updated: January 16, 2012, 1:37 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

The Red Sox announced the deal Sunday and avoided salary arbitration. Saltalamacchia made $750,000 last year.

The 26-year-old Saltalamacchia set career highs with 16 home runs and 56 RBIs last season. He hit .235.

Saltalamacchia threw out 28 potential basestealers, the most by a Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek's 29 in 2002.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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