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Jarrod Saltalamacchia X-rays negative

Updated: September 27, 2011, 2:56 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was removed from Tuesday's game in Baltimore after he was hit just below the collarbone on his right side by a foul tip off the bat of the Orioles' Adam Jones in the bottom of the eighth inning.

X-rays on the shoulder and collarbone of Saltalamacchia were negative, and he said he hopes to play on Tuesday.

Saltalamacchia dropped to the ground in obvious pain as the Red Sox lost 6-3, dropping them into a tie in ...

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