Marlins make Saltalamacchia signing official

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Updated: 12/06/2013 9:34 am Published: 12/06/2013 8:03 am

Miami, FL ( - The Miami Marlins officially announced the signing of free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year contract on Friday.

The deal will reportedly pay Saltalamacchia $21 million.

A Florida native, Saltalamacchia had been with the Boston Red Sox since 2010.

The 28-year-old switch-hitter is coming off a solid season with the World Series champs. He batted .273 with 14 homers, 40 doubles and 65 RBI over 121 games.

Saltalamacchia is a career .246 hitter with 78 homers and 275 RBI in 595 games with Atlanta, Texas and Boston.

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