Sunday, January 16, 2011
Salty Working Hard To Fit In
Theo Epstein has said that catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been working very hard on his catching, especially. In a lineup that features Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis, and J.D. Drew, the Sox aren't going to need much extra offense. Salty has been down in Florida working with Red Sox catching coach, Gary Tuck. In 10 games with the Red Sox last year he went .158/0/1, before he had to get surgery on his thumb. He has not been working on offense very much, but more on catching, as over the past few years catching has been a weak spot with Victor Martinez and Jason Varitek being able to throw out around 9% of baserunners last year. I hope Salty does a good job, because we aren't trading for a new catcher, if some of you are thinking that.