Posada felt some pain while stretching on Thursday and has been playing since. He didn’t think it was a big deal, But when he woke up with it again today, he said something to the trainer and was checked out by the doctor.
He won’t throw until Tuesday at the earliest. They’re describing it as the first setback he has had in his rehab but nothing to be too concerned about. But obviously there are concerns. To me, this illustrates that while the Yankees are a stronger team than they were last season, Posada and Mariano Rivera remain major concerns.
Shelley Duncan replaced Posada, and was the only Yankee to have two hits in the game.
The Yankees face the Reds tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. Alfredo Aceves will get the starting nod.