For the first time since suffering a hairline fracture on the bottom of his foot a few weeks ago, Jorge Posada ran the bases and did sprints in the outfield today. He’s been hitting in the cage the last few days and declared himself ready to go, but Joe Girardi wasn’t as gung-ho about it, mentioning that a minor league rehab stint was a possibility. Posada is eligible to come off the disabled list tomorrow, but I suspect he won’t be activated right away just to give him more time to get up to speed.
As Will Carroll mentioned in today’s UTK column, running and hitting won’t be the problem, squatting behind the plate will. The last thing the Yanks need is to lose Posada and his (SSS) .441 wOBA to go down with a setback.