Jorge Posada has been dealing with nagging pain behind his left knee since last season. It’s been there off and on this year, but tonight it was a little worse than usual and Joe Girardi decided to give him the day off.
“Until the last minute I was going,” Posada said. “And then I went to squat down and it was a little more achy than usual.”
Posada said he could have played, “no question about it.” Girardi said he was actually planning to use Posada to pinch hit for Francisco Cervelli in the eighth inning. Posada was going in if Colin Curtis got on base. Girardi said there’s a solid chance Posada will play tomorrow, quite possibly at designated hitter.