"It's cool to see those guys," Saltalamacchia said. "I talk to them still. I'm not too far removed."
Actually, about 15 Boston players started a text group last season, a way for everyone to touch base easily. And at some point in the next month or so, Saltalamacchia should be receiving his ring.
"John Henry sent me a letter, and he said he looked forward to giving it to me in the spring," he said. "I think by spring he means April 5 or whatever."
Saltalamacchia doesn't expect to receive the ring until after the Red Sox have their ceremony.
"I think they're going to send somebody," he said. "I look forward to seeing them. I went through a lot with those guys. I consider them friends, and look forward to seeing them."
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter