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Posada behind the plate again

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 21, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Behind Steinbrenner Field, there is a practice field that is essentially two infields stacked back-to-back. That’s where all of the Yankees infielders, catchers and pitchers are going through fielding drills this morning.

Among them is Jorge Posada, who’s in full catching gear for the drills. It’s the first I remember seeing him really go through catching drills this spring.

The only other mildly interesting assignment is Ronnie Belliard, who’s getting his reps at first base. The Yankees would like to give Belliard and Eric Chavez a look at both infield corners this spring. Chavez is working out at third again today, same spot as yesterday.

UPDATE, 12:12 p.m.: Hitting and pitching going on now. Adam Warren just finished facing hitters on the back field. D.J. Mitchell then stepped on the mound. His first batter: A-Rod.

Of course, guys aren’t really swinging much right now, mostly just tracking pitches. Rodriguez looked at five pitches, then gave way to Mark Teixeira, who fouled off one pitch and looped a sure single to right.

UPDATE, 12:22 p.m.: Fist bump from Rodriguez as Mitchell comes off the field. Eric Wordekemper now facing Eric Chavez, Ramiro Pena, Kevin Russo and Jose Gil.

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