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Jarrod Saltalamacchia remains a question mark.
After going 3-for-4 with a home run on Wednesday, Jarrod Saltalamacchia had his second game of the season in which he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Salty’s strikeout concerns have gotten worse this season, as he now has 11 strikeouts in just six games. Additionally, after the season opener when he drew three walks, Saltalamacchia has drawn just one walk in 23 plate appearances.
Will Middlebrooks also struggled, going 0-for-4. Middlebrooks has been hit-or-miss early on in the season, either having a great game or being awful. In six of the nine games, Middlebrooks has gone hitless—in those six games, he has drawn only two walks in 24 plate appearances.