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Red Sox, Salty agree on one-year deal

Red Sox, Salty agree on one-year deal

Red Sox, Salty agree on one-year deal
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Red Sox on Sunday agreed on a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

General manager Ben Cherington announced the agreement. Terms were not disclosed except that the contract for the 26-year-old veteran of five seasons is not guaranteed.

Saltalamacchia earned $750,000 last season, when he played in a career-most 103 games and batted .235 with 16 homers and 65 RBIs.

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The agreement leaves the Red Sox with seven players still eligible for salary arbitration, including MVP runner-up Jacoby Ellsbury and designated hitter David Ortiz.

The others are pitchers Andrew Bailey, Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves and Franklin Morales; and infielder Mike Aviles.

Tom Singer is a national reporter for MLB.com. Follow @Tom_Singer on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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