|Jeter and Jorge at the local high school homecoming dance
Jorge Posada returned to his post behind the plate today after missing the past four games due to a torn left hamstring tendon. The injury wasn’t serious enough to require a stint to the DL, but Torre opted to let Posada rest on the bench last weekend in favor of precaution and backup boy Kelly Stinnett took over Jorge’s catching duties. Stinnett’s .220 batting average and apparent inability to throw runners out at second left us eager for Posada’s return, and he did not disappoint us on his first day back. Jorge went 2 for 4 with an RBI against the Tigers, bringing his average up even higher to .310; he has also collected 28 RBIs and 7 homers.
Even with Posada back in the lineup, the Yanks are still without Matsui, Bubba, Pavano, Sturtze, and Dotel. Every diving catch or hard slide brings with it the danger of another injury, and the Yanks came very close to having to add Jeter to that growing list of wounded soldiers. Jeter jammed his right hand while sliding into 2nd base in the 3rd inning today and left the game to ice it down in the 5th. Luckily, Jeter’s hand was only “mildly sprained” according to Torre, and he shouldn’t miss any further playing time.
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