August 10, 2010

Posada-Cervelli catching rotation instituted

Joe Girardi has set a catching rotation for the remainder of the year in an effort to keep Jorge Posada’s playing time optimized.

The manager will try to adhere to having Posada catch CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and Andy Pettitte (or Dustin Moseley), while Francisco Cervelli will catch for A.J. Burnett and Javier Vazquez.

A normal catching rotation has the starter catch four of the five pitchers, but with Posada’s 38-year-old (turns 39 next Tuesday)  legs the Yankees can’t be too cautious.

Bondy won’t be very happy about this.

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