The Red Sox catching competition may be over already.

General manager Ben Cherington made it clear this morning that Jarrod Saltalamacchia and David Ross will be the catchers and that Ryan Lavarnway has to wait his turn.

"For right now I think our expectations [are] Salty and Ross, they're the two proven guys. We signed Ross and a reason and Salty has continued to build on each year and added some things and gotten better. He's a power threat [and] capable of being one of the best catchers in the league. We've seen that. We've seen other parts of seasons when he's struggled.

"He's still a young guy. We expect him to continue to develop and be even better this year than he was last year. We think Salty and Ross complement each other well offensively.
"We feel pretty good about where we are catching wise."