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Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox reach a deal

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2 million.

Saltalamacchia, who hit .222 with 25 home runs and 59 RBIs last season, avoided salary arbitration with Thursday’s agreement. The contract is not guaranteed.

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