Looks like TX might have to try to re-sign Pudge as Salty's status will remain ambiguous until he gets some game action in spring training:
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's discomfort not unusual
That's according to Dr. Greg Pearl, the Dallas-based surgeon who performed surgery on Rangers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in September to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. Saltalamacchia experienced discomfort in his right arm during a winter-league game Wednesday and was examined today. He will be shut down for a month, and the Rangers aren't sure what his status will be for spring training.
And this from the DMN (wait, both updates are from the same guy, confusing, and lame, putting the primary quotes in only one report, trying to pretend like there are actually 2 different sports sections- pitiful):
Saltalamacchia won't resume baseball activities for a month, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. Saltalamacchia said he expects to be ready for spring training.
"The doctor said it is just a minor setback and was to be expected trying to play this quick," said Saltalamacchia. "I'll take a couple weeks off and get back to it."