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Report: Yankees give “zero consideration” to releasing Jorge Posada

May 18, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

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ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand reports that the Yankees never weighed releasing Jorge Posada following Saturday’s insubordination.

Sourcing a baseball official with knowledge of the team’s thinking, there was “zero discussion” given to cutting Posada loose.  The source says that Posada is going to have until the All-Star break to get his numbers before the Yankees weigh moving on.

Posada is out of the lineup against another left-hander Wednesday, making this four of five games on the bench.  He’s 0-for-24 against left-handers this season.

The Yankees made the call to sit Posada tonight even though he went 2-for-3 with a double in Tuesday’s victory.  They’ve lost the last three games in which he’s been out of the lineup.

DHing for the Yankees tonight is Derek JeterEduardo Nunez is getting the call at shortstop in his place.

  1. pisano - May 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    So let me get this straight, you bench one DH for not hitting, taking called third strikes, and hitting into double plays for a guy that’s almost as bad. doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. I’m just sayin.

  2. omuniz06053 - May 18, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Yankees should respect Pasada.

    • yankeesfanlen - May 18, 2011 at 8:04 PM

      I’d respect him a lot more if he retired, or at least did was expected of him.

  3. bigdogpappad - May 18, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Posada has been paid Millions for playing baseball for the Yankees for 17 years. He has been PART of 5 World Series Championships and in my book very fortunate to have been a part of that. He’s been admired by the fans and respected by the yankees management and ownership when they agreed on a contract that pays him over 13 Million this year or roughly $71,000 per game. He had a bad day, he messed up and he apologized. Time to move on Fans and maybe time to move on Jorge, time to think about hanging up the cleats and getting on with the rest of your life. He is also a great man and a great Father besides being a pretty good catcher.

  4. cup0pizza - May 19, 2011 at 7:04 AM

    Posada’s a tool.

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