The Yankees' latest addition to the disabled list is Jorge Posada. He joins Alex Rodriguez, Xavier Nady, Cody Ransom, Chien-Ming Wang, Brian Bruney and Damaso Marte. Less than a month into the season, that is an absurd amount of injuries. A-Rod should be back this Friday, so at least Posada's bat will be replaced.
The Yanks will have to play without A-Rod in the two-game series with the Rays that starts tonight. Luckily, the Yankees will face their two weakest starters, and leave their big three for the Red Sox this weekend.
Via Pete Abe:
Tonight: RHP Andy Sonnanstine (1-3, 6.75) vs. RHP A.J. Burnett (2-0, 5.40), 7:05, YES.
Thursday: RHP Jeff Niemann (2-3, 5.68) vs. LHP Andy Pettitte (2-1, 3.82), 7:05, YES
Tonight's game preview:
Pitching: Sonnanstine vs. Yankees
Pitching: Burnett vs. Rays