MIAMI -- Chances are increasing that Jarrod Saltalamacchia could be out longer than seven days as he recovers from his concussion.
The Miami catcher, placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list on Sunday, is still experiencing symptoms.
"Salty is still the same," manager Mike Redmond said. "I don't even know how long he's going to be."
By rule, Saltalamacchia must miss a minimum of seven days. If more time is needed, he would be transferred to the 15-day DL.
Realmuto is expected to get his first big league start during the two-day trip to St. Petersburg beginning on Wednesday.
"Salty has to make sure he is symptom-free," Redmond said.
Basically, the catcher's head has to be clear for three or four straight days before he can begin baseball activities.