Jorge Posada: Lifelong Yankees Veteran Posada Facing End of Career?
Jorge Posada Status with Yankees Remains in Limbo
After a remarkable 16 years with the New York Yankees, it may finally be time for Jorge Posada to leave the only franchise he has ever known.
The New York Yankees will reconsider Jorge Posada's future with the team if his numbers don't improve by the All-Star break, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the Yankees' thinking.
Posada has been ineffective in his role as DH this season and appeared to hit a career lowpoint when he refused to play against the Red Sox when manager Joe Girardi penciled him in at the No. 9 spot in the batting order.
Although Girardi still contends that Posada is their regular DH, the 39-year-old has only been playing against righties of late because he has failed to notch a base hit in 24 at bats against left-handers.
This sets the stage for what could be an inglorious end to Posada's career with the Yankees. With Posada appearing to be demoted to part-time designated hitter, he must begin to hit consistently to remain on the team.
As it stands, Posada has a batting average well below the Mendoza line and would probably snap out of the funk if the Yankees give him more playing time. However, that's just not likely to happen in a lineup full of high prized talent and lofty expectations.
Posada's lack of speed, poor batting average and inability to play a position everyday could ultimately lead to the inglorious end of his career as a Yankee by the time the All-Star break rolls around.
In other words, thanks for the memories Jorge!
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