Blue Jays sign Salty, extend spring invite

Blue Jays sign Salty, extend spring invite

The Toronto Blue Jays signed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a Minor League contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training, the team announced Monday morning.

Saltalamacchia, 31, hit .171 with 12 home runs and 38 RBIs in 92 games with the Detroit Tigers in 2016.

A former first-round Draft pick by the Atlanta Braves in 2003, Saltalamacchia won a World Series with the Boston Red Sox in '13.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.