Its late and I am pretty tired, so I’ll keep this short. Jorge Posada left today’s game with a pull on his hamstring. We’ve seen this countless times. In all liklihood, Posada is going to hit the disabled list for at least a few weeks while he rehabs his hamstring. The Yankees will need to replace him. What are the options?
Francisco Cervelli is on the 40-man roster, but has only played a limited amount of time at the Double-A level, and is not hitting particularly well this season. If Posada’s injury is minor, he could be called up and sat on the bench for the time being. If Posada will be out for an extended period of time, he probably is not the best option.
The best option may be P.J. Pilittere. Pilittere is hitting .317/.349/.488 for Scranton so far this year. He is a strong defensive catcher, and has a fantastic reputation for calling games. The one downside is that Pilittere is not on the 40-man roster. Once Posada returns, he would either have to hog a spot on the roster or be sent through waivers. Pilittere may be hitting well enough right now, but is not regarded as a potential major league caliber backup, and probably has a future as a coach with the organization.
Those are the Yankee’s options. Chris Stewart is available from Scranton, but he is hitting south of Mendoza right now. Kevin Cash is injured. There is no real Chad Moeller or Omir Santos to call upon. If Posada is down for an extended period of time, we have big problems on our hands.
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