Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start the season in Triple A.
The catcher was not happy when he was informed, “I’m disappointed because I did everything I possibly could,” Saltalamacchia said to the Dallas Morning News. “I left it on the field, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t good enough. That upsets you. But I’ll take it and go to Triple-A and be an MVP there.”
This means Gerald Laird is the starter.
The best thing the Rangers can hope for is Laird becomes an All Star and they can trade him at the deadline for prospects.
The club is still high on his potential. They don’t want him riding the pine in The Show.
Rangers consultant John Hart says Salty could be the next Javy Lopez. They want to make sure he can do the job properly.