For the first time in his career, Jorge Posada will be placed on the disabled list and it could be for a long time.
The muscle tear in Posada’s shoulder left him unable to throw today and he will be examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., later this week.
“It’s very disappointing,” Posada said. “The biggest disappointment in my career.”
Posada seemed almost close to tears as he spoke. “It’s not getting any better and we have to find out what really it is,” he said. “The MRI showed a strained muscle and I think it’s more than that. I want to find out really what it is.”
Posada was referring to the MRI taken earlier this month in Kansas City.
Here’s the audio of the press conference he did after the game:
This is a huge blow to the Yankees. While Jose Molina is a good catcher, he’s not remotely the offensive player Posada is. The Yankees also will have to hope that Molina can withstand the toll physically.
With Chad Moeller DFA’d, the Yankees will likely call up Chris Stewart to be the backup. He has 23 games of major league experience.