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Posada: “It’s not going to take that long”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Podcast on May 20, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

When Joe Girardi announced the extent of Jorge Posada’s injury, Girardi gave a timetable of three to four weeks before Posada would be able to rejoin the Yankees lineup. Posada disagrees.

“It’s not going to take that long,” Posada said. “They can say whatever they want to say. I’ll be here before that.”

Posada has a hairline fracture on the bottom of his right foot, and he was already wearing a protective boot in the Yankees clubhouse after tonight’s game. Yesterday Posada said he expected to play within 24 hours, but when he woke up this morning, the situation wasn’t any better.

“Just hoping that it was just a bone bruise,” Posada said. “I woke up this morning and I was still limping a little bit. I got here and that’s it. Let’s get an MRI.”

The Yankees have not announced a roster move, but they will add a catcher before tomorrow’s game. Veteran Chad Moeller is in Triple-A, as is prospect Jesus Montero. Opening a 40-man spot will be no problem with Nick Johnson eligible for the 60-day disabled list. Here’s Posada talking about the foot.

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