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Marlins lose Jarrod Saltalamacchia to concussion

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Via the official Twitter account of the Miami Marlins ...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia placed on 7-day concussion DL. J.T. Realmuto (@JTRealmuto #60) recalled from AA @SunsBaseball.

— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) June 1, 2014

It’s not clear exactly how or when Saltalamacchia suffered the head injury, but the safe guess is that he took a few too many foul tips off his catcher’s mask on Saturday afternoon. The 29-year-old had a great April but was slumping to the tune of a .177/.258/.241 batting line across 89 plate appearances in May. Jeff Mathis and the newly-recalled J.T. Realmuto will serve in a tandem behind the plate while Salty is out.

Saltalamacchia signed a three-year, $21 million free agent contract with Miami over the winter.

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