Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Source: Posada Will Play In 2008

Early word from Ed Price's blog:

Catcher Jorge Posada, on the disabled list with a strained shoulder, Monday was examined by specialist James Andrews. A person briefed on the exam, who asked not to be identified because the team said it would not discuss the matter before Tuesday, said said the early indications are that the damage in Posada's shoulder is not season-threatening, but cautioned that the complete diagnosis wouldn't be known for a few more days.

Posada, 36, first felt something on Opening Day and tried to recover by not catching for two weeks. But he regressed over the weekend.

"If he has a strain," manager Joe Girardi said, "surgery's really not an option. It's rest and strengthening. I don't know what's going to come from (Andrews), but I expect they're going to see pretty much the same. We're just going to have to rest him, probably a little bit longer."

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