This organization has some problems. I know they had to get something for Teixera, and Salty was a great prospect, but they really got screwed.. At the time, I thought it was a good trade but they are just mishandling him so much. There was no reason for him to not make the team and start over Gerald Laird. They guy is a .250 career hitter. He's obviously a better defensive player, but I doubt a couple of months in AAA would have helped him become a great catcher. He is what he is, a great hitter, and a so-so defensive catcher. If his defense was sooooo bad that they couldn't handle him catching, then put him at first base. Instead, they go with Ben Broussard. He had a couple of Ok seasons 5 years ago, but he sucked with the Mariners, and he's batting under .200 this year.
So, they are 8-16 and instead of letting him start somewhere, or hell even give him PT at a combination of C, 1B, and DH, he is still the backup catcher. They said it's more of a split at catcher than a starter/backup situation, but it's still ridiculous. The kid could mash, but he's not getting a chance.