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AL East: Blue Jays sign Saltalamacchia to minor-league deal

Check out what’s happening around the American League East.

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The Blue Jays have signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a minor-league deal. If the veteran catcher makes it to the majors, he’ll make $1.25M with some extra pocket change in incentives. He’ll serve as Russell Wilson’s back up catcher, and with a record of poor pitch framing, no one really hopes it gets to that point.

This is what else is going down in the American League East:

  • Here are all the juicy details you need to know about the Tampa Bay Rays fan fest.
  • Aaron Sanchez is on this year’s cover of MLB: The Show and it’s pretty exciting.
  • Baltimore re-signing Trumbo has downsides, yes, but it comes with twice the amount of upsides.
  • Here’s an update on the Drew Pomeranz and Fernando Abad situation with Boston.
  • What should the Yankees 2017 lineup look like?
  • Let’s welcome top pitching prospect Jose De Leon to the Rays family. Here’s what you should know about him before he takes the mound.
  • Is it possible that Matt Wieters could still head back to the Orioles?
  • Rafael Devers has been named the top third baseman prospect in the league, so rejoice Red Sox fans who are trusting the process.
  • Tanaka could be better than ever next season, making the AL East even more of a rollercoaster of excitement.
  • Blake Snell has all the tools needed for a breakout 2017.
  • Keith Law ranked the Blue Jays the 21st best farm system in the league, so I guess slightly above average isn’t the worst thing in the world.
  • What are the best Orioles home games over the past five season?
  • Can Craig Kimbrel get his control together before next season?
  • Didi Gregorius will play for the Netherlands in this year’s World Baseball Classic.