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-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Posada wants to play in WBC, Yankees don't

Jorge Posada, who underwent shoulder surgery at the end of July, apparently wants to play in the World Baseball Classic. The Yankees, however, have other ideas.

"I am sure he would love to play [in the World Baseball Classic], but he is currently rehabbing from surgery and would not be ready," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.

Reports out of Puerto Rico indicated that Posada has started training for the tournament. Posada's father, Jorge Sr., told the Associated Press that his son has already signed a participation agreement for the Classic.

"He feels fine and wants to play for Puerto Rico," Posada Sr. reportedly said.
Wow. If he were to play, he'd probably serve as the designated hitter, but I think he should sit tight and continue his rehab.

For the record, Yankees media relations director Jason Zillo said Posada will not participate. We shall see.


She-Fan said...

Stay put in Tampa, Jorge. We need you healthy on Opening Day.

Rev said...

Yeah, plus he's got at least 2 new pitchers to learn and develop a rapport with. Jumping into some silly tournament for two weeks in the middle of spring training is a bad idea for any catcher, let alone one recovering from major shoulder surgery.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Agreed. I like the idea of the WBC, but there's really no good place to have it unless you interrupt the season. The Yankees don't need to have their starting catcher who is recovering form surgery participate in it.

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