Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Dec 26 '11

Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times speculates that talk of the Rays acquiring free agent veteran Jorge Posada "sounds like much more of a backup plan."

The Rays already have three catchers on their depth chart in Jose Molina, Jose Lobaton and Robinson Chirinos, and are likely to use Matt Joyce as their primary designated hitter. Posada is also drawing interest from the Orioles and Phillies, so he's not quite out of options yet. The 40-year-old hit .235/.315/.398 in 387 plate appearances this past season for the Yankees.

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