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Saltalamacchia's been thrown for a loss

Inconsistency getting ball back to pitcher keeps catcher from returning to Rangers

Updated: May 19, 2010, 1:41 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia knows scaling the mental mountain of making an accurate throw 60 feet, 6 inches to the pitching mound won't be easy.

But he's definitely committed to the climb.

On Tuesday, Saltalamacchia was behind the plate for the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks again trying to figure out how to get rid of the yips.

He uses a timing mechanism -- tapping the ball in his glove twice before throwing -- to help him. And for the most part, he made ...

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