Summer 2007: Posada kicks butt
Fall 2007: Posada signs gigantic contract
2008-onward: Posada breaks down:
Yankees catcher Jorge Posada said the new soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder was nothing to worry about.
But there was enough concern within the Yankees’ medical staff for Manager Joe Girardi to scratch Posada from the lineup for Saturday’s exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins at Steinbrenner Field and rest him until further notice.
“I guess it’s good that it’s now than later,” Posada said. “Take two or three days, just get the strength back.”
Girardi described Posada’s shoulder as “a little, little, little sore.”
“Minuscule weakness,” he added. “He wanted to play. We said: ‘You’re not playing. It’s too early in the process.’ He’s on the watch list. We want to get that little irritation out of there.”
Rare is the major injury that doesn’t start out as “a little soreness” or “a little tightness” in media reports. Likewise rare is the contract that turns out as poorly as Posada’s is looking like it is likely to.