ARLINGTON -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, rehabbing an upper back strain at Triple-A Oklahoma City, caught all nine innings and went 1-for-4 for the RedHawks on Friday night. In four rehab games going into Saturday, Saltalamacchia has hit .231 with a home run, two walks and three strikeouts. Still, there is no timetable on when he might return to the big leagues.
"Salty is real rusty offensively," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Each day he goes behind the plate, he's getting better, though. He's just got to keep working."
Because of that, Taylor Teagarden will continue to get opportunities to catch. Teagarden, who is off to an 0-for-22 start with 15 strikeouts, was back in the lineup on Saturday.
"He's here and we're going to give him an opportunity," Washington said. "I was a player and I know there isn't a whole lot of fun in this game when you're not getting some knocks. But you have to believe today is the day. And every time I put him in the lineup, I believe today is the day."