X-Rays Negative on Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s Shoulder, Could Return to Red Sox Lineup Tuesday

X-Rays Negative on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's Shoulder, Could Return to Red Sox Lineup Tuesday X-rays on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's right collarbone were negative and the Red Sox starting catcher hopes to play Tuesday night.

Saltalamacchia left the 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday in the eighth inning after taking a foul ball square on the clavicle. He immediately crumbled to the dirt and was escorted off the field moments later, clearly in pain.

Ryan Lavarnway replaced Saltalamacchia behind the plate. Saltalamacchia had already replaced Jason Varitek, who was scratched from the original lineup moments before first pitch because of a bruised right knee.

Luis Exposito was recalled prior to the game as an emergency fourth catcher. He would be the likely backup if Saltalamacchia and Varitek are still unable to go Tuesday with Erik Bedard on the mound.

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