Jorge Posada, the proud Yankees catcher whose throwing has been obviously impaired by a labrum injury, said he is considering season-ending shoulder surgery. Posada will have a magnetic resonance imaging test on Tuesday to assess the extent of the damage to a shoulder problem that will not go away . . .I know everyone in Yankeeland would prefer this not to happen, but with Molina playing as well as he has been -- and with the team really needing a 100% Posada over the next couple of years of that deal -- it seems like a no-brainer to shut him down.
. . . Posada said this surgery would be more intensive than his last surgery, which occurred after the 2001 season. He was ready for spring training the next February, but he said the surgery this time could carry a six-month recovery period. Having surgery now could be Posada’s only option to start 2009 healthy.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Posada May Be Out For The Season
He's been a great catcher and he seems like a great guy -- and you know this killing him -- but this is the sort of thing you risk when you sign a 36 year-old catcher to a multi-year deal: