Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/20/12

SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 21: Jarrod Saltalamacchia #21 of the Texas Rangers catches against the San Francisco Giants during a Major League Baseball game on June 21, 2009 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA -- Shortly after leaving the hospital on Friday, Jarrod Saltalamacchia fired off a text. His intended recipient that night was Bobby Valentine. Despite suffering a left ear laceration earlier in the game, the Red Sox catcher wanted to ease his skipper's injury concerns. In the process, Saltalamacchia also made a bold proclamation. "Hey Bobby, this is Salty, everything came back good and the stitches are all -- doctor cleared me to play and I'm good for [Saturday]," Saltalamacchia wrote in the text. "Plus, I'm due to hit a bomb." But Saltalamacchia was mistaken. Instead of blasting one bomb, the...
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