Yankee Catcher Out For Year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday July 28, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jorge Posada will have season-ending surgery on
his right shoulder, ending his attempt to return to the New York
Yankees' lineup for the team's playoff push. The All-Star catcher has struggled with shoulder pain most of the season, weakening his throws and limiting his playing time behind the plate.

On the disabled list for the second time this year, Posada was
trying to rehabilitate his shoulder enough to come back as a DH or
first baseman this season. But after the Yankees acquired slugger
Xavier Nady in a trade with Pittsburgh on Saturday, they decided it
was best for Posada to have surgery, general manager Brian Cashman
said.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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