BOSTON—The Boston Red Sox have placed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the disabled list with an infection in his right leg.
Saltalamacchia went to the hospital before Wednesday's game complaining of soreness.
Saltalamacchia is expected to be treated with antibiotics over the next three days and then rest at home.
The Red Sox recalled catcher Dusty Brown from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Saltalamacchia's spot on the roster as a backup for Victor Martinez.
Saltalamacchia played in just three games for the Red Sox since coming to Boston from Texas at the trading deadline. He is the sixth catcher the team has used because of injuries to Martinez, backup Jason Varitek and third-stringer Kevin Cash.