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Tuesday Bantering: Jarrod Saltalamacchia retires

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It’s a slow news day in Blue Jays land.

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Former Blue Jays catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia announced his retirement yesterday. He holds the Jays’ record for the longest name at 14 letters, but he is also quite associated with the number 10 during his tenure with Toronto. He took over #10 after Edwin Encarnacion’s departure and played in 10 games for the Blue Jays as Russell Martin’s backup in April 2017. In those 10 games he had 26 plate appearances and amazingly managed to strike out in all but 10 of them.

The Blue Jays released Salty on May 3 then re-signed him to a minor-league contract later that month, and he caught for the Bisons for just over a month before he was released again at the end of June. Happy retirement!

In other news, a few members of the Blue Jays front office received new titles recently:

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