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Jarrod Saltalamacchia goes to hospital

Updated: June 9, 2011, 12:54 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who would have been in the lineup Wednesday night to catch knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, was hospitalized earlier Wednesday after an episode of vomiting, manager Terry Francona said.

Saltalamacchia was back at the ballpark before the end of the Red Sox's 11-6 win.

"They ruled out anything besides intestinal turmoil, which is good news," Francona said. "He might have had food poisoning. He was just good, old-fashioned sick."

Doctors ...

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