Truth & Rumors > MLB

Medical issue stalling Salty talks?

Views
2162
Comments
8

07:34 AM ET 11.28 | What's next for Jarrod Saltalamacchia? In his weekly interview on WEEI's Mut & Merloni show, ESPN's Buster Olney took stock of the catching market now that free agents such as Brian McCann, Carlos Ruiz and Geovany Soto have signed. ... Given his performance relative to that of other free agents on the market, Olney wondered whether medical issues might be hindering the 28-year-old's market following a career-best season in which he hit .273/.338/.466 with 14 homers and 40 doubles while playing in 121 regular season games. "I think the big question about Saltalamacchia -- and believe me, you hear a lot of different things about a lot of different guys and I don't know what's in Jarrod's file -- but in some cases, some of the intransigence in the market is related to whatever's in the medical file."

WEEI.com

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Icon Sports Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Icon Sports
November 28, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Everybody knows that traded players or free agent pickups are given complete medical physicals before the deal is complete, if not contract or trade is void. My question to you is why was this article put up there, to take up space or maybe you did not know the procedure yourself?

Comment #2 has been removed
November 28, 2013  01:18 PM ET

Salty has high blood pressure...

November 28, 2013  02:39 PM ET

First time this rumor has hit the media; not even sure it qualifies as a rumor?

November 28, 2013  04:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Or, perhaps it's his inability to throw out baserunners.

likely any team will use the red sox strategy,,napoli injury's hip got him one year deal/5 millions,
should salty sign one year deal?then try the market again by next year???things could get better by then!!

November 28, 2013  04:31 PM ET

the halos should trade Chris eannetta all together with kendrick/trumbo/AYBAR/ for david price or
top pitching in chris archer and minor league pitching from the rays,,,

November 28, 2013  04:34 PM ET

halos need desperate to rebuilt their farm system,they can say whatever they want but their farm system its worse than a wrecked train,can't believe this organization, they had traded just about anybody and now,tada wala we have Cero talent at the minors,nor pitching/nor hitters,only empty holes,,,

 
November 28, 2013  04:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Salty has high blood pressure...

one year deal should fix his illness,free agent market its too thing as it is,but the GM are hesitant to make any unknown offers though,,

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Vogel coaching for his job
    Views
    1147
    Comments
    787
  2. 2
    Cashman scratching his head over Pineda
    Views
    2642
    Comments
    745
  3. 3
    Foligno called his OT game-winner
    Views
    1414
    Comments
    337
  4. 4
    Intrigue builds around Zetterberg
    Views
    954
    Comments
    80
  5. 5
    NFL wary of Seahawks in prime time
    Views
    12912
    Comments
    74

SI.com

SI Photos