Posada day-to-day with calf strain

Montero breaks out of slump in SWB win
Winn powers Yanks to win over O's in series opener

(Update 11:09pm): Posada is day-to-day with a mild calf strain, which isn’t all that bad. He’s probably not going to be available to catch until Friday at the earliest, in which case the Yankees would need to call up an extra catcher. Chad Moeller, come on down!

9:04pm: Posada left the game with tightness in his right calf, and is at the hospital getting an MRI. Not good.

8:50pm: Starting catcher Jorge Posada was lifted from tonight’s game in the 5th inning for an unknown reason. Obviously, he was replaced behind the plate by Frankie Cervelli. We’ll update this post with more info as it comes in, though it’s worth noting that Posada recently missed a few games with a sore knee after getting hit by a pitch last week.

Montero breaks out of slump in SWB win
Winn powers Yanks to win over O's in series opener
  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    He has tightness in his right calf (thanks to every beat writer on Twitter). I don’t know how bad it is.

  • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James


  • Zack

    Oof, well a 38 year old catcher is pretty much a given to be on the DL atleast once.

  • Eirias

    The obvious question: is Montero the call-up?

    • http://twitter.com/j_sprouse2213 James


      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        this, a lot.

      • http://thinkingoutsideofthebattersbox.blogspot.com/ W.W.J.M.D.

        What if Montero was raking though, I wonder what they would do then.

        • xxxBOBxxx

          his defense is still behind, though ;(

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Still no. You want a backup catcher more for his defense than his offense. Also, Montero needs to develop. Isn’t Moeller in the Yankees’ system? I think he’s here for stuff like this.

          • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

            Problem is, I think Moeller is in AAA to mentor Montero on defense. If we call him up, I doubt he’d accept a minor league assignment when Jorge comes back, so we’d have to DFA him.

            But if he is needed in the majors, he shall come to the majors I guess.

            Don’t we have another acceptable veteran back-up in AAA? Max something? or was he only a ST invite?

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              Mike Rivera? I think they released him or something. I know he’s with the Dodgers now.

              • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

                Yup him, and I do believe we released him… oh well.
                Anyone besides Moeller that we can call up? Perhaps an FA signing?

                I just think that Moeller should stay in AAA mentoring teh Jesus, unless absolutely necessary.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      There is a 0 percent chance Montero is called up. He’s OPSing .653 at AAA, and his defense isn’t there yet. The Yanks aren’t going to rush him. For better or worse, Cervelli will start, and Chad Moeller will back up.

      • Bernard

        Wasn’t Cervelli hitting .191 at AA when they called him up…?

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          Yes, but Cervelli was called up to be a back-up, and he was never regarded as the Yanks’ top prospect. He’s also older than Montero. Big difference for today and the future of the franchise.

          • Bernard

            Fair point, I think it’s more wishful thinking on my part. It’d be exciting to see Montero in the the Bronx…

            My point wasn’t really that he would/should be called up, just that they’re not going to evaluate his offensive capabilities based on four weeks of minor league ABs – they know what type of hitter Montero is

            • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

              He’s still slumping. And with the fans with great patience like with Vazquez I can’t imagine if our “Ike Davis” fails for like 5 PA’s.

              They will want Jesus crucified. Not worth it.

              • Bernard

                Hahahaha, well played

        • vin

          He was also on the 40-man roster.

  • 28 this year

    dang, two down in just three games. Hopefully, the Yanks hold through until these guys come back. It stinks when you’re advantages are good hitting centerfielders and catchers who go down. Both of those positions are generally defensive minded but the Yanks had some power there.

    Come back soon Posada and Granderson.

  • http://Mattonearth.blogspot.com Matt on Earth

    Posada’s probably has been hurting since the last time Guthrie beamed him. Hopefully he is okay. Mueller is in the system and would be the call up. No chance of Montero surfacing, and that’s a good thing. Let the kid grow at a prudent pace.

    • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

      Not so sure about this, surely he’s been a bit sore in the knee, but it seems that his problem now is the right calf muscle, so I don’t think it is related. If anything were the problem (if related to the plunking) then it would be his thigh.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    This sucks. If Teix and A-Rod pick it up then we should be fine. But this really sucks. Especially with Grandy out.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      And Nick Johnson too.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Word. I wouldn’t be nearly as worried if Granderson was still in.

    • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

      Wouldn’t hurt if the Swish continues his apparent hot streak. Also as mentioned before, NJ could/should start hitting a bit soon.

  • larryf

    Well-I was lucky to suggest what Sterling would say for a Winn homer this afternoon. He needs one for Gardner now and….if Jorge misses a week or so, hopefully he’ll need one for Frankie. Is it, the Cisco Kid rides one out of here! ? Still haven’t heard a Marcus-cry me a river-Thames or even a Ramiro Pena call. More things to look forward to as we get healthy hopefully.

    Adversity can build character and chemistry…let’s just keep the staff healthy

  • Nolan

    Why not bring up romine if posada is out for an extended period? His defense is good. His offense won’t be any worse than moeller

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Because he hasn’t played above Double A and isn’t on the 40-man. Why burn one of your top positional prospects?

    • Phranchise

      no. thats worse than bringing montero up

  • Tom Zig

    Mthr fckr!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama


    Could be much worse, right? Whew. Feel better, Georgie.

  • Mister Delaware

    Flaherty is totally coming out of retirement.

  • poster

    If Posada’s day to day this is great news! Anything but the DL.

  • Mister Delaware

    What about Murphy? Time for him to start earning his signing bonus!

  • Chops

    Forgive my ignorance, and it might be a stretch, but could/should they bring up Romine to leapfrog Montero?

    He could get some at bats with major league pitching and, yeah small sample size and all that, but he is raking in AA right now. Hitting much better than Cervelli did. It’s not like he needs much defensive work either. Why not give him a shot? Keep him on a short leash and send him down/bring up Moeller if it doesn’t work out.

    • Chops

      ah nevermind that post, didnt read above, my mistake

      /shoots self