Red Sox: Catcher David Ross, who was sidelined this week by inflammation in his left foot, is scheduled to start Friday against the Braves.
Saltalamacchia signed a $21 million, three-year deal with the Marlins after the Red Sox declined to offer him a multiyear deal.
“I hope they go 0-162,” he said before the game. “Now they’re all sleazeballs.”
He was joking. Saltalamacchia helped the Red Sox win the World Series last year, remains close to many of their players and said he’s happy about the way things worked out in the offseason.