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August 11, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Saltalamacchia recalled, Cash to disabled list

According to multiple sources, the Red Sox have recalled catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Pawtucket and placed catcher Kevin Cash on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.

Saltalamacchia, 25, was acquired on July 31st from the Texas Rangers and has seen time at both catcher and first base during his short time in Triple-A Pawtucket. In 5 games with the PawSox, he collected 5 hits in 21 at-bats, adding 2 RBI but striking out 9 times. In parts of 4 major league seasons with the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers, Saltalamacchia has hit .251/.313/.388 with 23 home runs and 94 RBI in 794 at-bats. He figures to serve as the backup to Victor Martinez and see some time at first base with Boston.

Cash, 32, was acquired in July from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Angel Sanchez. In 20 games with Boston this season Cash has hit .148/.233/.167 with just one extra base hit and no RBI.