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Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit in head

Updated: May 19, 2012, 1:29 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia left Friday night's 6-4 loss in the fifth inning after a pitch from Red Sox starter Daniel Bard struck Philadelphia batter Ty Wigginton and ricocheted, striking Saltalamacchia in the left side of his head.

Saltalamacchia lay prone for several minutes while being attended to by trainer Rick Jameyson, then got to his feet and left the field under his own power.

He was replaced by Kelly Shoppach.

The club announced ...

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