The catcher, who has spent the majority of the season with Triple A, was sent to the Red Sox in exchange for three players. The Rangers are getting right-handed pitcher Roman Mendez, first baseman Chris McGuiness, a player to be named later and cash considerations.
Saltalamacchia played in just two games for the Rangers this year before going on the disabled list. Saltlalamacchia, who at the time was the key in the Mark Teixeira trade, was hitting .241 with 11 home runs and 44 RBIs before the trade.
Mendez, who turned 20 on July 25, is 2-3 with a 4.36 ERA in 8 starts for Lowell (short season-A). McGuiness, 22, is batting .298 (84-282) with 20 doubles, 12 homers and 46 RBI in 78 games at Greenville in 2010.
- Anthony Andro