Marlins DFA Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Don’t expect to see Jarrod Saltalamacchia in uniform for the Marlins this week — and it’s not because he’s still on paternity leave.
The free-agent bust has been DFA’d by the Fish, who likely are on the hook (pardon the pun) for the bulk of the nearly $14.2 million remaining on his contract: $6,158,470 this year and $8 million next season — assuming a trade can’t be made to move the veteran backstop.
Saltalamacchia arrived in Miami with much fanfare, signing a 3-year, $21M deal in the winter preceding the 2014 season. He was awful last year and lost his job to rookie J.T. Realmuto in the past few weeks.