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Salty, Ross get banged up in loss to Phillies

Salty, Ross get banged up in loss to Phillies

Salty, Ross get banged up in loss to Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- Two Red Sox players were hurt in a 6-4 loss to the Phillies on Friday night, when outfielder Cody Ross fouled a ball off his left foot in the eighth inning and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia suffered cuts on his left ear from a ball that ricocheted off a batter.

Ross went for X-rays at Citizens Bank Park and Saltalamacchia went to an area hospital. No roster moves were announced after the game.

"He's at the hospital," manager Bobby Valentine said of Saltalamacchia. "He has a pretty good laceration of his ear and they're checking for all that other concussion stuff."

Did Saltalamacchia need stitches?

"They might just do the butterfly [stitch]," said Valentine. "It's right on the crack."

If Boston needs a catcher, Triple-A Pawtucket backstop Ryan Lavarnway could be called up and Mauro Gomez would be a candidate to go down.

After striking out in the eighth inning, Ross was replaced by Ryan Sweeney in right field.

"It was on the top and side. I was wearing this huge shin guard, but it didn't cover any of my foot," said Ross, who was walking with a limp and added that his X-rays were being sent to Boston so they could be evaluated. "I was going to finish the at-bat. The only way I'm coming out of that if I was bleeding and I can't see. I went down in the tunnel and tried to run. It wasn't happening. [I] had to come out."

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