Jorge Posada, out since Sunday, knew something didn't feel quite right with his right foot.

"Something was wrong because I really couldn't walk the right way," Posada said. "I know what a bone bruise is and those go away in one, two days. This was a little bit more." 

So a precautionary MRI was taken and, you guessed it, it showed a hairline fracture. Joe Girardi said Posada will be out 3-4 weeks; the catcher says it will be sooner.

It’s not going to take that long,” said Posada, who came into the clubhouse after the game wearing a boot on the foot. “They can say whatever they want to say, I’ll be here before that.”

Either way, the injury bug, which turned into a swarm around this team about two weeks ago, is now a full-fledged plague. You knew that when Marcus Thames had to leave the game...after tripping over his own bat and spraining his ankle...after a base hit.

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“It’s been unfortunate but injuries happen,” Derek Jeter said. “You hope you don’t get a lot of them at the same time but you really can’t feel sorry for yourself because the teams we’re playing don’t feel sorry for us.”

Girardi said there would probably be "a couple" roster moves tomorrow. He didn't go into them but here are two likely scenarios: reliever Mark Melancon being sent back down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and outfielder Greg Golson being recalled. Needing an another catcher, veteran Chad Moeller, signed toward the end of spring training, is the most likely callup, though the Yankees would have to create a spot on their 40-man roster for him. To do so they could put Johnson, who had surgery on his right wrist Tuesday, on the 60-day DL.

“You come to the park everyday and you still prepare to win everyday, that’s the bottom line,” Girardi said. “You don’t want guys to get hurt but it’s part of the game, and you have to deal with it. You prepare the guys, you look at what you have on the roster that day, put a lineup out and see what happens.”