Blue Jays sign Saltalamacchia to minor-league deal

Voice of the Blue Jays Dan Shulman thinks the club should keep trotting J.P. Howell out there in hopes he’ll find his game, but if his struggles persist, he suggests a couple of options.

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a minor-league deal. He will report to the triple-A Buffalo Bisons.

Saltalamacchia was released by the Blue Jays on May 3 after a dreadful start to the 2017 season. The 32-year-old appeared in 10 games with Toronto, striking out 16 times while recording just one hit. The switch-hitting backstop has a slash line of .233/.307/.409 over his 11-year MLB career.

The Blue Jays are currently rolling with the tandem of Luke Maile and Mike Ohlman at catcher with Russell Martin still on the disabled list.

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