This release from the Yankees:
Jorge Posada, rehabbing in Tampa, Fla., threw from 60 feet today for the first time since his surgery, completing 75 total throws (three sessions of 25 throws). Posada reported that he felt good.
Meanwhile, Derek Jeter was on the MLB Home Plate channel on XM Radio with hosts Jeff Joyce and Buck Martinez. XM sent along this transcript:
On playing with new Yankees CC Sabathia and AJ Burnett: “It’s going to be fun. I mean, CC, we’ve had plenty of battles with in Cleveland. He pitched against us in the playoffs a couple years ago.He had a tremendous year last year. I think the thing that sticks out with him is he’s always out there. He’s a horse. He throws a lot of innings, power pitcher. And with AJ, we saw too much of him this year, this past year. It seemed like every time we played Toronto we were facing him and Halladay and they beat us more often than not. So it’ll be fun to finally be behind him, but we added two guys, two power pitchers. Their stuff is as good as any pitcher in baseball.”
On Alex Rodriguez’ choice to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic: Well, he has options. I think that’s the biggest thing. Everyone doesn’t have that option. I know it was tough for him the first time around making that decision and I’m sure it was tough this time around, too. I don’t think he’s addressed his reasons for it so we’ll let him do that first but it’s a good spot for him to be in.”
On Red Sox second baseman and WBC teammate Dustin Pedroia: “He’s a great player. More importantly, he’s a good person. He was fun to be around (at the All-Star Game). The thing about Dustin that I like is every game he’s playing all out. I mean, he’s a player that you really enjoy to watch play. I mean, I really don’t enjoy it because we see enough of him but you really appreciate the way he goes about playing the game everyday. He’s a spark plug for the team. He deserved to win the MVP award and he’s going to have a bright future. It might be all downhill for him now. He won a championship his first year, the MVP his second year, but I’m sure he’s going to have a long and successful career.”
On Jorge Posada: “He’s progressing well. He’s down here in Florida. He’s working hard. He’s starting to throw already. He’s really optimistic about being ready to go when spring training starts and the regular season. I know it was a frustrating year for him last year, never really being on the disabled list or being hurt and missing basically the whole second half of the season. I know he’s itching to get back out there and hopefully he won’t have any setbacks.”