The initial thought of many, including my own, was, "Isn't that the guy who can't throw the ball back to the pitcher?" Yes, that was him.
He had only played in two major league games with the Rangers that season, spending most of the year in Triple-A. After the trade, he only played in 10 games with the Red Sox and didn't make much of an impact.
Now, he's making a huge impact behind the plate in Boston.
Starting the game on the bench tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saltalamacchia was just looking for a shot to shine. He got that shot in the bottom of the ninth, down 2-1 with Daniel Nava on second base. Facing Rays closer Fernando Rodney, who had only let up one run the entire season, Salty stepped into the box. He would then crush a Rodney pitch deep to right-center field and over the fence ...
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