May 16, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT
However, there was a good chance Posada would have been benched versus Price anyway, as he’s just 1-for-18 lifetime off him and has zero hits in 24 at-bats against southpaws this season.
If Posada is out of the lineup tomorrow against right-hander James Shields then the story deserves to make headlines again, but for now this benching seems more strategic than punitive (although Derek Jeter may disagree).
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