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Jorge Posada has had a very tumultuous 2011 season in New York, at one point already contemplating leaving baseball entirely. He has had arguments with his manager, but perhaps his biggest sin in the eyes of Yankees fans is hitting production against lefty pitching.
In 27 at bats so far in 2011, Posada has gone hitless against southpaws, including 0 RBI and a .182 OBP. He has struck out in 41 percent of those at bats, and has looked completely lost from a side of the plate he once used as a weapon.
A career .291 hitter against lefty hurlers--in comparison to .265 against righties--it is strange to see Posada struggle so mightily this season. It's impossible to do any worse than a .000 batting average.
He will have to hope for a quick turnaround, as DH duty can be taken away from him if Andruw Jones and Eric Chavez form a successful platoon dynamic upon Chavez' return from the DL.