A couple days ago, the Boston Red Sox talked to Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew about qualifying offers.
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was left out of that conversation as he was a name on their list that could receive one. Now that he’s testing the market, he’s been taking a cautious approach and could accept the first strong offer that comes across his table, as I wrote earlier today.
The other day, Saltalamacchia told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he was surprised that the Boston Red Sox haven’t contacted him about him possibly coming back. He told him:
“I’m a little surprised with not more conversation going on just because I thought we had a common idea of where we wanted to be. I put so much time and effort into the team and into the organization and they’ve done the same for me. But like I said, I may be premature and they might call out of nowhere, or might have already called and I just don’t know yet.” Jarrod Saltalamacchia told WEEI.com.
Later on that day, Saltalamacchia’s agent reached out to MLB Trade Rumors and let them know that they did in fact call and expressed some interest in bringing him back on board.