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Expect Posada to report early

Jorge Posada #20 of the New York

Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees gestures towards the dugout against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Credit: Getty Images

Here's an interesting tidbit as we count down the days to spring training. Pitchers and catchers report to Tampa on Monday, Feb. 14. So will Jorge Posada, now the former starting catcher and new designated hitter, be among the early arrivals?

Certainly. Posada will likely take an elder statesman role in monitoring the position and the players who will handle the duties. There is also plenty of work in getting free agent Russell Martin up to speed on the pitching staff.

Posada is also expected to see some time behind the plate and with Martin coming off a serious hip injury, who knows what will transpire during the season.   


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