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Yankees pregame; White Sox lineup change

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Brian Heyman here at Yankee Stadium for Chad, just up from some of our pregame access. Jorge Posada said he could have gone tonight, but Francisco Cervelli will start behind the plate instead. Posada’s knee still was clearly swollen. Joe Girardi said he thinks Posada will be able to start tomorrow or Sunday, and that he might be available off the bench tonight. “He is better,” Girardi said.

Girardi also addressed tomorrow’s start for the struggling Javy Vazquez and the potential for fan dissatisfaction if things go south again. “He’s a aware of what could happen tomorrow,” Girardi said. The manager also said that it’s “possible he’s trying too hard.” But Girardi isn’t thinking about alternatives yet in case Vazquez continues down this path.

Girardi said Nick Johnson, who’s back in the lineup, may be taking too many pitches at times, that Mark Teixeira may be starting to come around and that A-Rod has basically been hitting in hard luck.

Here’s the White Sox lineup:

1. Alexei Ramirez SS

2. Gordon Beckham 2B

3. Andruw Jones RF

4. Paul Konerko 1B

5. Alex Rios CF

6. Carlos Quentin DH

7. Mark Teahen 3B

8. Donny Lucy C

9. Juan Pierre LF

RHP Freddy Garcia

Update, 6:28: New lineup for the White Sox. Jones has been scratched with back spasms.

1. Ramirez

2. Beckham

3. Rios

4. Konerko

5. Quentin

6. Teahen

7. Jayson Nix

8. Lucy

9. Pierre