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AP source: Saltalamacchia, Blue Jays agree to deal

AP source: Saltalamacchia, Blue Jays agree to deal

TORONTO — A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical and Toronto had not made an announcement.

Saltalamacchia would get a $1.25 million, one-year contract if added to the major league roster.

Toronto has been looking for a backup catcher to Russell Martin.

Saltalamacchia hit .171 with 12 home runs and 38 RBIs in 92 games with Detroit last season. The 31-year-old switch-hitter has 110 career home runs.

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AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.

Rob Gillies, The Associated Press

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