Jorge Posada and A-Rod injury updatesBy
We have an update on Jorge Posada. The Yankee catcher left the game in the top of the 8th when a foul ball hit his glove hand, and Yankee fans everywhere held their collective breath. Reports from the clubhouse are cautiously optimistic. Posada aggravated a ring finger injury from a few weeks ago, according to Yankee skipper Joe Girardi. X-Rays were negative, and he is day-to-day. Posada was scheduled to take tomorrow off as the Yanks play a day game after a night game. We’ll see how he’s feeling this weekend, but with the Yanks enjoying a six-game lead, I would expect Posada to miss a few games as he heals.
Meanwhile, while Joe Girardi originally said that A-Rod would have an x-ray on his foot, subsequent reports indicated that he would not go for the x-ray but is suffering from a bruised right foot. A-Rod apparently hurt his foot when he fouled a ball off it during the 7th inning. He played the 8th inning, and Girardi said he pulled A-Rod due to the score. Girardi does not expect A-Rod to miss time but repeatedly noted how “worried [he] was about Jorgie.” We’ll report more as we know more.