Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Dec 24 '11
Javier Maymi of ESPNDeportes.com reports that the Rays are interested in Jorge Posada.
The Rays are looking at him for a utility-type role between first base, designated hitter and catcher. Jose Lobaton or Robinson Chirinos figure to be the primary backup for the newly-signed Jose Molina, so the 40-year-old would likely only be an emergency option behind the plate. Posada's father told Maymi that he has also drawn interest from the Orioles and Phillies, but that he has yet to make a decision about whether he'll play in 2012.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Dec 02 '11
Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that Jorge Posada would like to continue playing in 2012 and his preference would be to sign with the Marlins.
Posada lives in Miami and at this point in his career would probably be fine with being a backup, so there could be a fit. The Marlins have Brett Hayes to back up John Buck, but they might value Posada's leadership and ability to also fill in at first base. He'd have to be reasonable about his salary expectations, though.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Dec 01 '11
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Jorge Posada's agent Seth Levinson denied a report that he has reached out to the Mets.
"There is no truth to that report, said Levinson. None." It doesn't make much sense, anyway, as Posada would be of little use to a National League team, especially one that is in search of a defensive-minded backstop. The 40-year-old appears determined to continue his playing career, but he may have a hard time finding a guaranteed major-league deal.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Dec 01 '11
Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that free agent Jorge Posada has reached out to the Mets.
The Mets are looking for looking for a defensive-minded backup to Josh Thole, so a match appears unlikely. However, it at least shows that Posada is interested in continuing his playing career. The 40-year-old batted just .235/.315/.398 with 14 home runs, 44 RBI and a .714 OPS over 387 plate appearances this season. He isn't expected to return to the Yankees, but recently told reporters that he has drawn interest from teams as a backup catcher or part-time designated hitter.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Nov 09 '11
Jorge Posada is resigned to the fact that he will not be re-upping with the Yankees this winter.
The Yanks have no interest in bringing back the 40-year-old free agent, who batted just .235/.315/.398 this past season in New York. Posada told reporters that he's already drawn interest from several other teams and is looking for a gig as a backup catcher or part-time designated hitter.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Oct 08 '11
The Yankees have expressed little interest in re-signing free agent Jorge Posada.
Posada's four-year, $52.4 million contract expires after this season, where he posted a career worst .235/.315/.398 with 14 home runs. The 40-year old switch-hitter was the Yankees best offensive player in the postseason, however, collecting six hits and four walks in all five games (.429/.570/571). After being used almost exclusively at DH, he'll enter a free agent market that's flooded with one-dimensional DH types.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Oct 06 '11
Jorge Posada will serve as the designated hitter for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Thursday night.
No big changes here, as the Yankees are going with the same lineup as the first four games of the series. Posada was the only member of the starting lineup without a hit in Tuesday's 10-1 win, but he is 4-for-10 with a triple, four walks and four runs scored during the series.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Sep 30 '11
Jorge Posada will serve as the designated hitter in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Friday night.
He'll bat seventh against Justin Verlander. The Tigers won't throw any left-handed starters, so we don't figure to see a lot of Jesus Montero at designated hitter, aside from late-game pinch-hit appearances.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Sep 29 '11
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that Jorge Posada will the primary designated hitter against the Tigers' right-handed starters during the ALDS.
As expected. Posada finished the season with a disappointing .235/.315/.398 batting line, but he had 14 homers and an .814 OPS against right-handed pitching. There's little doubt that he can still be a weapon. The Tigers don't have any left-handed starters, so we will likely only see Jesus Montero late in games.