But then I heard the rest of the story, that Posada didn't exactly make that decision on his own. According to the New York Post, it turns out that Brian Cashman met with him earlier this week, and told him that he would be the team's DH next year.
Posada is also undergoing surgery today for a torn meniscus, the same operation CC Sabathia recently had.
George King of the Post seems to be trying to make a mini-controversy here, writing:
According to a source with knowledge of the conversation, Posada was "fine" with the message that turns the 39-year-old switch-hitter into primarily a DH, a role he has struggled with and has shown no affinity for previously...The fact is, the Yankees can't keep throwing Posada out there at catcher, when he gets hurt all the time, and can't throw out runners anymore. And they have to hope that his hitting will improve next year if he doesn't have the wear-and-tear from catching anymore. Jorge ought to be glad that he got that fourth year in his contract, because I doubt the Yankees would have re-signed him for 2011.
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