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Jarrod Saltalamacchia placed on DL

Updated: August 19, 2010, 8:27 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It took Jarrod Saltalamacchia only a week on the Red Sox roster to become part of a trend: Saltalamacchia was placed on the 15-day disabled list with what manager Terry Francona called an infection in his lower right leg.

The switch-hitting catcher, recalled from Pawtucket on Aug. 11 after his July 31 trade from Texas, is in Massachusetts General Hospital, undergoing tests to determine the cause of the infection, Francona said. Among the possible causes being tested is staph ...

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