BOSTON -- Here's the plan for catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is with Triple-A Oklahoma City on a rehab assignment:
Today -- catch 5 innings
Wednesday -- DH
Thursday -- catch 7 innings
Friday -- catch 9 innings
The Rangers want to see Saltalamacchia catch at least consecutive games of 9 innings (or more) to be sure that he's ready to return. Once he's back, the likely scenario is that Taylor Teagarden goes to the minors with Matt Treanor backing up Saltalamacchia.