Posada injury simply a strain


After consulting with famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews and team doctors, Jorge Posada learned that his shoulder is only strained. According to Yanks’ manager Joe Girardi, Posada will probably be out somewhere around a week before he’s ready to catch again. Right now, the Yankees should proceed cautiously with Jorge; they need him healthy this year.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

    What do you think it would take to get Salty from Texas? Eric Duncan & Marquez enough/too much?

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      That would get you laughed out of the room.

      • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

        So what would be equal value?

  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

    Or Teagarden if they’re higher on Salty?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    I think that would be an overreaction right now. Posada’s going to miss a few games, and then, he’s back to being our catcher. He just signed a long-term deal, and the Yanks aren’t about to bring in someone else to catch quite yet.

  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    iirc, Cashman recommended against giving Jorge 4 years. how many more times over the next 4 years is he going to strain something?

    • ceciguante

      i agreed w/ cashman that 4 years was too long. there’s a good chance he’ll be an anchor in year 4, and possibly in year 3. this injury has me a bit concerned, b/c anything lingering could hurt both his hitting and throwing.

      down the road i don’t think you can just stick him at 1b, either, b/c if he can’t catch he’d be a statue over there (a la eddie murray with the mets).

      he’ll be dh in years 3-4, i bet, hopefully grooming his replacement by year 3.