The move corresponded with the placement of catcher Tuffy Gosewisch on the 15-day disabled list with a 'left knee ACL injury.' Gosewisch batted .211 with one home run and a .542 OPS in 38 games prior to suffering the injury Wednesday.
Saltalamacchia signed a minor league deal with Arizona on May 7, two days after being released by the Miami Marlins. At the time of his release, he was hitting .069 (2-29) with a .389 OPS in nine games.
In parts of nine major league seasons with the Braves, Rangers, Red Sox and Marlins, Saltalamacchia has hit .240 with a .725 OPS and 90 home runs.
Saltalamacchia and Jordan Pacheco are Arizona's options behind the plate.
- Jeremy Woo