Jarrod Saltalamacchia hospitalized for lower leg infection
Jarrod Saltalamacchia may have conquered his throwing problems at Triple-A, but it took him only a week with the Red Sox to get hit with the same injury bug that has tried to wreck Boston’s season. Saltalamacchia, who was acquired from the Rangers on July 31 and called up from Triple-A last week, has been hospitalized for what the team is calling “an unknown infection in his lower right leg.” He’s been placed on the disabled list, with Dusty Brown coming up from Triple-A to serve as Victor Martinez’s backup behind the plate. Terry Francona told Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal that Saltalamacchia is being tested for staph infection, among other things.
Between last year’s surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and this year’s battle with the yips Saltalamacchia has already had an amazing number of roadblocks thrown in front of him, so hopefully this proves to be a minor setback.