Jarrod Saltalamacchia Traded To Boston Red Sox

August 1st, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
jarodAug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that the Boston Red Sox was in no mood to let go the opportunity to have catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the team and therefore did not mind in a trade with the Texas Rangers who gained three players and a crash consideration from the former. On Saturday Jarrod Saltalamacchia was traded to the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers in return received first baseman Chris McGuiness, Pitcher Roman Mendez and a player who is yet to be named. The Texas Rangers also received some cash considerations. As per reports, Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be joining the Triple-A Pawtucket on his arrival at the Boston Red Sox team.

25-year-old Jarrod Saltalamacchia whose baseball career has gone through many ups and downs, has spent a majority of the 2010 season in Triple-A Oklahoma City team. In his appearance in the 63 games under Oklahoma City, the player has been able to maintain an average of 0.244 hits with 44 RBIs and 11 homers. However, the player who was acquired by the Texas Rangers back in 2007 during a trade with the Atlanta Braves has not been struggled to perform at the big-league level. He had hit .251 with 94 RBIs and 23 homers in 240 games.

The Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said to media sources after the trade that the team had “scouted him [Jarrod Saltalamacchia] heavily this year”. The manager maintained that the team had always an eye on the player but could not come forward with a deal as he came with a “really heavy price tag” in the past. The team therefore did not miss the opportunity to get him into the team this time as he is battling some different issues.

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