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Yankees decide no discipline for Jorge Posada

May 15, 2011, 10:17 PM EDT

Jorge Posada

It’s case closed for the Jorge Posada drama, as the Yankees said Sunday that there would be no discipline for the five-time All-Star after he asked out of Saturday’s lineup for the game against the Red Sox.

Posada had face-to-face conversations with both GM Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi on Sunday, apologizing to each.

“All the frustration came out,” Posada said. “It was just one of those days you wish you could take back.”

Posada didn’t start Sunday because of his struggles against lefties and Jon Lester in particular.  He was available off the bench, though.  He figures to be held out of the lineup again Monday versus the Rays’ David Price, a pitcher who has held him to one hit in 18 career at-bats.

  1. yankeesfanlen - May 15, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Jorge, was this little tantrum necessary?

    • pjmarn6 - May 16, 2011 at 7:35 AM

      suck it up and show some class, you took over 120,000,000 of their money. You know baseball careers have to end. You are sitting on over $80,000,000, have two kids, a beautiful wife, a mansion in Puerto Rico and you can do anything you want with your life.
      You look like a little boy in a man’s body ready to cry. You don’t want a future in baseball, and I doubt anyone will give you one now, finish out the season, do as you are told as a nice boy and go home with your 10 million dollars.

  2. Old Gator - May 15, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    I’m really disappointed in the lack of discipline. I know any number of grandmothers in variously advanced stages of dementia who would have given anything to bite Jorge’s tushy.

    • marinersnate - May 16, 2011 at 1:47 AM

      Great comment. And, as usual, very relevent.

      • Old Gator - May 16, 2011 at 8:34 PM

        Yeah, and it’s also synchronicitous to the max that someone named marinersnate would chime in on a comment about tushy biting.

  3. 27xwschamps - May 16, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    Guess i won’t be seeing u @ the drive thru @ wendys…13mil beats minimum wage…suck it up

  4. Jonny 5 - May 16, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    It’s such an insult to be batting ninth for the NEW YORK YANKEES!!! Waaaaa! I guess everyone would be more understanding if this were in the NL…. But really the fact that the Yankees pencil you in anywhere in the lineup even though you’re batting as well as a pitcher is expected to bat, tells you how out of touch and how much of a baby you are. Suck it up and bat ninth Sally. I mean Jorge.

  5. tejano2k - May 16, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Hey….Where’s all the love? Jorge’s been a mainstay for the Yankees and has certainly delivered on a lot of occasions. He’s been 1 of my favorites for years. Frustration (and pride) sometimes makes us do or say crazy things. He’s not used to being in this position, has had a stellar career, has some bumps and bruises and yeah, he may be seeing the end. Many athletes have trouble facing the day “when the cheering ends”. Hopefully, he can get out of the slump, man-up and have a great last hurrah. Go Yankees!!!!

  6. nicosamuelson2 - May 16, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Jorge Posada has been my least favorite MLB player for years. This year, though, Youkilis was closing in on the title. But this little incident has ensured that Jorge will remain at the top of the “hate list.” frankly, I am sorta happy.

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