Strong interest, no deal yet for Saltalamacchia

MIAMI — The process continues in the Marlins’ pursuit of Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Miami has strong interest, and has a multi-year offer is on the table. But as of late Tuesday afternoon, nothing was finalized. And nothing was imminent.

The Marlins and Twins are believed to be the two contenders after reports the Rangers were not interested.

The Red Sox have moved in another direction by signing A.J. Pierzynski.

Saltalamacchia, the 28-year-old catcher, is in the process of considering his options.

According to Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com, the Marlins have a two-year offer with a club option for a third year on the table.

Financial terms and years have not been confirmed.

The Denver Post reported Saltalamacchia will be heading to the Marlins. At some point, that may occur, but nothing was imminent as of late Tuesday.

The Marlins are not expected to be major players in free agency, and signing a player to a multiyear deal right now is something the team is sorting out.

Clearly, the Marlins are hopeful of landing Saltalamacchia.

As of now, the team isn’t seriously looking at fallback options. That would change if they don’t sign Saltalamachia.

Joe Frisaro

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