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'Saltalamacchia.' Hmm. Would you use it in a sentence, please?

Andy Behrens
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According to Rangers' general manager Jon Daniels, there is a "distinct possibility" that Jarrod Saltalamacchia could be called up from Triple-A. Backup catcher Adam Melhuse bruised his hand on Thursday night.

Saltalamacchia should already be owned in two-catcher and A.L.-only leagues. If he's not, he's worth adding. While the Rotowire note on Saltalamacchia's player page seems accurate enough...

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...wouldn't you be a little disappointed if the 7-16 Rangers only gave Saltalamacchia a few at bats a week?

He started 35 games at first base last season, and Ben Broussard is hitting .161/.246/.306. Seems like Saltalamacchia should be able to catch a little, DH a little, and/or play first.

He's certainly worth a look in mixed leagues if you're a disgruntled Kenji Johjima or Ramon Hernandez owner. Saltalamacchia is batting .291/.391/.491 for Triple-A Oklahoma with two home runs and 13 RBIs. He's in the player pool, so you shouldn't have to use waiver priority here.

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