The plan is for him to catch five innings on Tuesday, be used at designated hitter on Wednesday, catch seven innings on Thursday and nine innings on Friday. He will be reevaluated at some point, though the Rangers have not committed to a date when Saltalamacchia will return.
Saltalamacchia has had too many setbacks since his shoulder surgery in September for the club to have any expectations on when he'll be ready.
"Let's wait until we find out what he's doing and assess how he feels," manager Ron Washington said. "Let's get him through what he's got to do."
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.