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Posada was asked to catch in spring

New York Yankees designated hitter Jorge Posada (20)

New York Yankees designated hitter Jorge Posada (20) during batting practice prior to the game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (June 14, 2011) Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

Girardi said in case of an emergency, “I’d probably put Russell back there,” indicating Russell Martin will see time behind the plate before Jorge Posada. Cashman, in an interview on WFAN yesterday, said when Francisco Cervelli got hurt this spring, Posada was asked to prepare to catch. But the veteran was feeling the effects of a concussion suffered last season and declined.
--With Ken Davidoff

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