Jon Lester & Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Jonathan Tyler Lester (born January 7, 1984, in Tacoma, Washington) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Jarrod Scott Salty Saltalamacchia (born May 2, 1985, in West Palm Beach, Florida), is an American professional baseball catcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. /5
Jon Lester Jarrod Saltalamacchia Red Sox Boston Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury Andrew Bailey John Farrell Clay Buchholz World Series Mike Napoli Stephen Drew Andrew Miller David Ortiz Joel Hanrahan Daniel Nava Franklin Morales Homer Bailey Chicago Cubs Kelly Shoppach
MLB-With the 2013 World Series title under their collective belts, the real off-season work begins for the Boston Red Sox. They picked up staff ace Jon Lester's $13M option for next year and made qualifying offers to first baseman Mike Napoli, centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and shortstop Stephen Drew. They did not make a qualifying offer to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, meaning he will go to free agency.
As of the World Series ending, SS Stephen Drew, OF Jacoby Ellsbury, RHP Joel Hanrahan, 1B Mike Napoli, and C Jarrod Saltalamacchia became free agents. The Red Sox retain their rights until Nov. 5, at which point they can sign with any team. The Red Sox hold 2014 contract options on two players: LHP Jon Lester for $13 million (or a $250,000 buyout) and LHP Matt Thornton for $6 million (or a $1 million buyout). Those decisions are expected by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. The Red Sox also have decisions to make on arbitration-eligible players. That group includes RHP Andrew Bailey, LHP Andrew Miller, LHP Franklin Morales and 1B-OF Mike Carp. Here is a list of important dates coming up: Nov. 4: 5 p.m. (ET) Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers (one year, $14.1 million) to their eligible former players who became free agents. Nov. 5: Free agents eligible to sign with any team. Nov. 11: 5 p.m. (ET) deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers; BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year announced. Nov. ...
That was some serious man-love between Jon Lester and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
AUDIO: Jarrod Saltalamacchia postgame after Jon Lester pitched into the ninth in San Francisco
Jon Lester left tonight's 7-4 Red Sox win over the Blue Jays in the eighth inning after allowing hits to Rajai Davis and Maicer Izturis.. He went 3-and-0 to Emilio Bonifacio before Jarrod Saltalamacchia called the trainer and John Farrell out. Lester left the game limping a tad. The diagnosis after the game was a "jammed (right) hip." Lester said he was fine afterward, but the tell-tale sign would be if there was any sorenesss in the hip when he woke up this morning. As of now, Lester said he was making is next start and wasn’t worried about the hip and he said the doctors were also not worried. “I slipped a little bit,” Lester said. “The doctors call it a jammed hip; kind of a zinging sensation down my leg. It’s something I’ve had before. It happens when you slip or overslide. This was a little different - in the part of the game we’re in there’s no point in messing around with it at that juncture. “I feel fine now,“ he added. “Walking off the field it kind of stayed with me a littl ...
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Jon Lester: ‘This is definitely the best I’ve seen him’
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Several Red Sox players are already in Florida for spring training, although official team activities don’t get under way until next week. Among those spotted at the complex on Monday include Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Daniel Nava, Daniel Bard, Jon Lester, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Miller, Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, and manager John Farrell. Official spring training activities start Sunday, the reporting date for pitchers and catchers. The first pitchers/catchers workout is Feb. 12. One other bit of news: The Red Sox have a new clubhouse dog, Homer, to replace Brewser, who passed away. Can't wait for this season have fun in Florida
There was a thought earlier this year that Jon Lester couldn't win at Fenway because there was too much pressure from the home fans, media and the circus around the Red Sox. I said come on, really? There's always pressure to win on big market teams I don't buy it. Here is why he struggled: In 9 home starts with Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind the plate Lester is 0-7 with a 9.40 ERA. In 5 home starts with Kelly Shoppach or Ryan Lavarnway behind the plate he is 3-0 with a 3.58 ERA. Well "the experts" he isn't the ACE he used to be. Well let's see, since the All-Star break last season he is 7-12 with a 5.45 ERA when Saltalamacchia catches. He is 7-1 with 3.40 when Shoppach or Lavarnway catches. What's Lester's problem? I can name that tune in 2 notes...
Only four Boston Red Sox players on the current roster attended legendary Sox player and coach Johnny Pesky's funeral on Monday. Those four were David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz, Vicente Padilla, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Even more appalling is that the Sox front office chartered buses for players (as well as front office staff) to attend the funeral, and the team had a day off on Monday...and yet, only those four players made the trip. However, former players such as Nomar Garciaparra (who was apparently extremely emotional during the ceremony) made the trip for the legend's farewell. I can understand that a lot of the members of the Red Sox are new to the club, but when only Ortiz and Buchholz show up among your big names...that's a problem. No Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Jon Lester...it's an embarrassment to the franchise. In contrast, nearly the entire team was at Beckett's Beckett Bowl event that night. If you want proof that...
Nick Cafardo writes: NEW YORK – It will be three years and no postseason if the current trend continues with the Boston Red Sox. Two of those seasons were during Terry Francona’s tenure as manager. This one belongs to Bobby Valentine. Can we finally say now that it’s not the manager? Can we finally say out loud and with some forcefulness that the problem is the roster? What is the common denominator over the last three seasons? The roster hasn’t changed all that much except for the fill-ins who come along when there are injuries. The Red Sox saddled themselves with poor free agent signings in John Lackey, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Mike Cameron, Carl Crawford, and Bobby Jenks and the good ones – Victor Martinez, Adrian Beltre, and Jason Bay -- left as free-agents. The players this team has to depend on most – the top of the rotation starters like Josh Beckett and Jon Lester – have let them down. The only constants among the regulars have been David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez. Jarrod S ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered to back a strong start by Jon Lester, and t
Jon Lester will pitch to Jarrod Saltalamacchia in a AAA game vs the Twins starting in 15 minutes. David Ortiz here too.
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