Jorge Posada Starting at 1st Base for Yankees Tonight


jorge-posadaWhen looking at today’s lineup there was one big surprise, Jorge Posada is the starting first baseman and Mark Teixeira has moved over to DH for a half day off.

Posada has some experience at first base, but hasn’t played there since 2008 and has always expressed a distaste for the position. Posada started taking infield practice when Eric Chavez went on the DL as he became the default backup.

REST OF THE LINEUP:

  1. Derek Jeter SS
  2. Curtis Granderson CF
  3. Mark Teixeira DH
  4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
  5. Robinson Cano 2B
  6. Russell Martin C
  7. Jorge Posada 1B
  8. Nick Swisher RF
  9. Brett Gardner LF

OTHER NOTES: CT Scans came back clean for Chris Dickerson. He had only a mild concussion and isn’t expected to go on the DL. He won’t be playing tonight though.

Hector Noesi was also a candidate to be sent down today as the Yankees bullpen has been over used and after his four inning performance last night he will be unavailable for a few days. However, the Yankees choose not to send him down. No roster changes from yesterday.


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