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Apologetic Jorge Posada sits Sunday

May 15, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

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As suspected, the Yankees are holding Jorge Posada out of Sunday’s lineup after the drama that ensued last night.

Posada probably would have been on the bench regardless.  He’s been sitting against a lot of left-handers, and he’s just 4-for-21 with no extra-base hits lifetime against Red Sox starter Jon Lester.

Posada talked to the press this afternoon and admitted he handled things wrong Saturday.

YES Network’s Jack Curry tweets:

Posada was very contrite. He definitely realizes he made a mistake. “I let some people down,” he said

Indications are that Posada will be available off the bench tonight after complaining of a stiff back last night.  However, it’s unlikely that he’ll rejoin the starting lineup prior to Tuesday.  The Rays throw David Price versus the Yankees on Monday, and Posada is 1-for-18 with 10 strikeouts against him.

  1. yankeesfanlen - May 15, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Ever go to a movie with an all-too-predictable ending?

  2. skerney - May 15, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    New York fans don’t forget anything. They’ll always love Posada, but this will be the taste left in their mouth when they remember him; the day he sat out against the Red Sox because he didn’t want to hit ninth and made Girardi have to repeat a lie.

  3. pjmarn6 - May 15, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, all knew when it was time to go. Be a man Posada own up and get out.
    You got a lot of millions to make your life easy the rest of the way. Fortunately not one penny came from me.

    • yankeesfanlen - May 15, 2011 at 9:11 PM

      Oh, come off it, if you don’t know Yankees history, don’t make it up!
      Gehrig had a debilitating disease (named after him) that resulted in his death a couple of years after it struck him with his inability to play.
      DiMaggio knew he stayed a year too long but even then management wanted to sign him to a record-breaking contract that he refused.
      Mantle stayed 2 or 3 years too long, knew it, but needed the money.
      And Leave Lou Gehrig Alone!!! As far as I’m concerned he was a True Yankee, playing or not, til the day he died.

  4. cup0pizza - May 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Posada’s a loser.

    • dirtyharry1971 - May 15, 2011 at 7:36 PM

      im sure he feels the same way when he’s at home cleaning his “rings” off, god your pathetic

  5. frankvzappa - May 15, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    time to hang em up, Jorgay

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