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Jarrod Saltalamacchia takes long view

Updated: April 4, 2011, 11:21 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Contrary to first blink, things could have gone worse for Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia this opening weekend.

Just flash back a year ago, when Saltalamacchia delivered a game-winning hit for the Texas Rangers in the season opener. Nothing better, right? Except that Saltalamacchia strained his upper back in that game, went on the disabled list, was sent to the minors for a rehab assignment, developed a bad case of injury-related yips, came off the DL and ...

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