Sweeny Murti of WFAN radio is reporting that Jorge Posada, who injured him hamstring last night, will be placed on the DL with a strain. No word on how long he will be out or who is likely to replace him on the roster, but the 2 most likely candidates are Scranton catcher PJ Pilittere and Trenton catcher Francisco Cervelli.
Cervelli has the advantage of being on the 40-man roster already, but Pilittere has the advantage of experience at a higher level, and is hitting better than Cervelli so far this season (.317/.349/.488 vs. .190/.266/.310 for Cervelli). Neither guys are expect to be much offensively, but both call good games and are solid defensively. Regardless of who is called up to replace Posada, the Yankee offense just took a big hit, and hopefully Jorge is not out long. The Yankees will need A-Rod back and healthy even more than before. Time for the pitching and Mark Teixeira to step up.
EJ – Update 4:38 PM From Peter Abraham:
UPDATE, 3:46 p.m. Francisco Cervelli was called up from Double-A Trenton.
UPDATE, 4:06 p.m.: The Yankees are saying officially that Posada will be out 2-3 weeks. But within the clubhouse, the fear us that it could be more like 3-5 weeks.
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