Albany, New York (WiredPRNews.com) — If the New York Yankees plan to earn the fourteenth consecutive playoff game, the team will have to win this playoff without the support of Jorge Posada. The five-time All-Star catcher will be undergoing surgery on his right shoulder preventing his attempt to return to the schedule for the post season push. Posada has been facing severe pain in his shoulder for most of the season and in turn, limiting play time and weakening his throws.
This is the second time that Posada has been listed as disabled as he tried to rehabilitate his shoulder to return as first baseman. However, after the Yankees obtained outfielder, Xavier Nady, they found that undergoing shoulder surgery is the best way for Posada to get rid of his pain. This was reported by Yankee’s general manager, Brian Cashman.
Cashman reported that Posada will be sidelined for six months or so and it is also not sure whether the player will be fit for spring training beginning in February. Posada declared, “As difficult as it is, I can focus on coming back 100 percent for next season instead of coming back at less than that now. Until then, I still plan on being a teammate and friend to the guys I share this room with. I may not be playing, but I want to be a part of this team and the run that we’re on.”
Hideki Matsui is still hoping to postpone his surgery and thus, return to the ball field after suffering from a swollen knee that forced him to remain sidelined since June.
Wired Sports Reporter