Brian Cashman indicated that the Yankees will send AAA catcher Chris Stewart here tomorrow. There is no question that Posada is going on the disabled list.
The Yankees will have one of their doctors examine Posada, likely on Tuesday. Then he will go see Dr. James Andrews on his own. It was Andrews who repaired his torn labrum in 2001.
Joe Girardi offered very little information. He scoffed at a (correct) New York Times report that Posada has a muscle tear. Posada himself later confirmed it. He also said he thought that rest would solve the problem and that Posada could be back in 15 days.
There is little chance of that. If you listen to the emotion in Posada’s voice or saw him talk on YES, you know this is a serious matter. Surgery is a possibility. This could be a serious blow to the Yankees. Hopefully, for Posada’s sake, it’s not.
â€œItâ€™s really disappointing to work really hard and not feel good,â€ he said. â€œI worked really hard to be back at it. I want to apologize to the Yankees because they signed me to a good contract.â€
Pretty classy, that.