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JORGE POSADA TAKES HIMSELF OUT OF THE LINEUP

JORGE POSADA TAKES HIMSELF OUT OF THE LINEUP
The struggling Yankees DH took himself out of the lineup on May 14 before a game against the Red Sox. Posada and his .169 average were scheduled to bat ninth in the lineup. The 39-year-old said he needed a "mental health day" and rest for his stiff back. General manager Brian Cashman went on TV during the Fox telecast and said Posada asked out of the lineup, and it was not injury-related. Ouch. The chatty Cashman strikes again. Posada apologized to his teammates the next day as the Sox swept the Yankees. Posada was homerless with four RBIs and a.219 batting average in May. On the season, Posada is batting .169 with six homers and 16 RBIs.

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- Jorge Posada returned to the team, and started last night at DH, after spending the day with his family. His son, Jorge III, underwent his ninth surgery to treat his Craniosynostosis.

- Phil Hughes threw a simulated game, with his fastball velocity a consistent 90-92 mph, Girardi said, and is slated to start a rehab game in a Gulf Coast League game Tuesday. Hughes has been on the disabled list since April 15 with right shoulder inflammation.

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