That actually proved important by the end of the season when Teixeira had an injured groin, foot, and thumb.
This season none of those players are gone so it has opened the question of whom is going to be the Yankees backup first baseman.
Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York caught up with Posada and asked him the question. Here is what he said:
“I’m not comfortable, but I’ll do it.”
So yeah, that gives you a lot of confidence in him. But realistically he is another option. In fact when I looked up his first base experience I was surprised to see that he even had 146.2 innings logged there in his career. Most of that actually came from a 12 game stint there in 2000, but he has played there at least once every year since 2006 too.
So Posada is a realistic backup option at first base. Just don’t expect him to get that call too often. I think Chavez is still the most likely man for the job.