Marlins Way: Saltalamacchia Meets Pitching Staff

Feb 16, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) finished stretching during spring training at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

With spring training underway for the pitchers and catchers in Miami, all eyes are naturally on the Marlins new catcher to see just how well he will acclimate to south Florida. Lucky for him, Jarrod Saltalamacchia is from West Palm Beach and looks like a natural in black and orange. He has already caught a number of the Marlins staff including Jacob Turner and reigning Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez. By all accounts things seem to be going well. It is vitally important for Salty to provide the necessary support to this young pitching staff, who really didn’t start to blossom until Jeff Mathis came back from an injury last year. It is proof that a good catcher is more than just a solid hitter, he leads a pitching staff and calls the right pitch in the right situation. Hopefully Salty can pick up where Mathis has left off.

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