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Jarrod Saltalamacchia gets new start

Updated: August 3, 2010, 9:17 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- For the past few years, Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has been cultivating a plan to acquire catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

When the catching prospect's value was high, Epstein was unable to trade for him without surrendering a couple of top prospects from Boston's organization. Saltalamacchia, a first-round pick (36th overall) in 2003 by the Atlanta Braves who was later traded to the Texas Rangers, dealt with physical and mental issues earlier this season. ...

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