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'Big day' for Posada, Yankees

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From the Journal-News:

For the first time since July 19, Jorge Posada will get behind the plate and catch in a game today.

The Yankees plan to let Posada catch only three innings against the Minnesota Twins. That should be just enough time to get an idea of how well he has recovered from the extensive surgery he had on his right shoulder last summer.

"It's a big day. We need Jorge. I'm anxious to see it," manager Joe Girardi said. "It's important for our club."

  • So much for the shutout spring my adopted Yankee Mark Melancon was enjoying. The young righty surrendered 5 runs in 2/3 of an inning Saturday and now has a 7.94 ERA for the spring.