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Red Sox call up Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A

Aug 11, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

Jarrod Saltalamacchia is just 5-for-21 (.238) in five games at Triple-A since Boston acquired him from Texas on July 31, but with Kevin Cash headed to the disabled list with a hamstring injury the Red Sox are calling up Saltalamacchia for tonight’s game.
Saltalamacchia started at first base for Pawtucket last night and may not be totally over his well-documented throwing problems, so it’s unclear how much time he’ll see behind the plate in Boston.
He’s hit .251/.313/.388 through 874 plate appearances in the majors while battling various injuries and the 25-year-old switch-hitter also has a .252/.336/.449 mark in 83 games at Triple-A.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Aug 11, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Hey, Gator, is Saltalamacchia some kind of Macondo spice? Would it be good in chili?

  2. BC - Aug 11, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Probably would be better on chicken or fish, I think.

  3. josh - Aug 11, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    I suppose anything is possible, but the reports from Pawtucket were that he is throwing the ball fine.

  4. John_Michael - Aug 11, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Salt a la macchia translates to ‘salt of the bush.’
    Google web definition for macchia: * Maquis (French) or macchia (Italian: macchia Mediterranea) is a shrubland biome in the Mediterranean region, typically consisting of densely growing evergreen shrubs such as holm oak, tree heath, strawberry tree, sage, juniper and myrtle. …* Mediterranean bush or scrub
    @BC: You were right with the fish idea. Salt a la macchia would probably go well with a spicy zuppa di pesce.

  5. YankeesfanLen - Aug 11, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Sounds like you can make gin out of it too. I’m all in favor.

  6. BC - Aug 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Isn’t myrtle poisonous though?

  7. JBerardi - Aug 11, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    There was a Pawsox game on NESN last week; I saw him nail a runner trying to steal second on a very goof throw. No problems throwing the ball to the pitcher, either. I think he’s fine.

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