How it happened:
Saltalamacchia has been suffering from an infection in his lower right leg since Wednesday. The origin of the malady is a mystery.
Status: Tests have ruled out the MRSA virus. Saltalamacchia was being checked for a staph infection, and the hope was he would be fine to return in a few days after antibiotic treatments. In the meantime, he is on the disabled list and Dusty Brown has replaced him.