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Saltalamacchia agrees to minor league deal with D-backs

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia have agreed to terms on a minor league contract.

The 30-year-old Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment and eventually released by the Miami Marlins earlier this week after going just 2-for-29 with a .182 on-base percentage in nine games this season.

He batted .220 with 11 homers and 44 RBI in 114 games for the Marlins last season after signing a three-year, $21-million contract in December 2013.

Saltalamacchia is a career .240 hitter with 90 homers and 320 RBI in 718 games with Atlanta, Texas, Boston and Miami.