On concussion DL, Salty resumes baseball activities

On concussion DL, Salty resumes baseball activities

ARLINGTON -- A concussion has kept Jarrod Saltalamacchia out of the lineup since June 1. But the Marlins catcher is getting closer to getting back into action.

Saltalamacchia was cleared to participate in baseball activities. At the team's complex at Jupiter, Fla., the switch-hitting catcher took 25 swings from the left and right sides on Tuesday. He also played catch and rode the stationary bike.

"He will be on a day-to-day progression, to make sure he doesn't have any symptoms come back, and no headaches, or anything like that," manager Mike Redmond said. "As far as his timeframe, I don't know. It kind of depends on how he feels and progresses through the baseball activities."

The Marlins placed their catcher on the seven-day concussion DL on June 1. He can remain on that status for 14 days. If he needs more time that that, he would be transferred to the 15-day DL.

Jeff Mathis started behind the plate for Miami on Tuesday at Texas.

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