A couple of weeks ago, I thought there was zero chance of Salty being a Red Sox in 2013. However, if Napoli's hip makes him not viable as even an emergency catching option, it might change the calculus of seeing what Lavarnaway can do now vs stashing him in AAA. Ross is pretty old, so if you trade Salty and Napoli can't catch at all, suddenly you're in a pretty bad spot if Ross gets hurt or is totally ineffective. I'd still prefer to take the gamble and see what the kid has (I am high neither on Salty or the Sox being a serious contender in 2013), but it wouldn't stun me anymore to see them retain Salty to preserve organizational depth.
Edit: typo, and beaten to the punch I see.
Edited by JimBoSox9, 17 January 2013 - 04:14 PM.