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Jorge Posada | Designated Hitter

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (43) / 8/17/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Calhoun (AL) CC
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Jorge Posada officially retired from baseball at a press conference Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
"I could never wear another uniform," Posada told the friends, family and press gathered around him. "I will forever be a Yankee." The 40-year-old was a five-time All-Star, collecting 1,664 hits, 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI during a 17-year major league career. He also won four World Series rings. Tue, Jan 24, 2012 11:28:00 AM

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Jorge Posada will hold a retirement press conference Tuesday morning at Yankee Stadium.

The presser will get underway at 11 a.m. ET. Posada had a desire to continue his playing career at the beginning of this offseason, but it fizzled out as interest in him failed to grow. The 40-year-old was a five-time All-Star. He tallied 1,664 hits, 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI during a 17-year MLB career and won four World Series rings.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 09:51:00 AM

Jorge Posada is expected to formally announce his retirement at Yankee Stadium early this week, likely Tuesday, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.

New York's plans regarding Posada didn't change when they shipped young designated hitter Jesus Montero to the Mariners and the lifelong Yankee didn't find an enticing offering elsewhere. The 40-year-old, a five-time All-Star, has a .273 lifetime batting average over 17 major league seasons to go along with 1,664 hits, 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI. He won four World Series rings.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 05:28:00 PM

While Jorge Posada has yet to officially announce his retirement, he told Adam Berry of MLB.com on Wednesday that he is not planning to play this season.

"I'm not getting prepared for another season, that's for sure," said Posada. "I tried, and it's not in me. ... More and more days started going by, and nothing's going in the right direction." The 40-year-old said he plans to talk things over with his family over the next couple of weeks before making an official announcement about his future, but it sounds like he's dead set on retirement. Posada, a five-time All-Star, has a .273 lifetime batting average over 17 major league seasons to go along with 275 career home runs and 1,065 RBI.
Source: MLB.com
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 11:07:00 AM

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that there is a "very small chance" the Yankees could bring Jorge Posada back as a designated hitter.

Heyman estimates there is a one percent chance of it happening. It was reportedly earlier this month that Posada will retire, and, barring something unexpected, it's still likely to happen. The Yankees have much better options for their DH slot, anyway. Carlos Pena and Johnny Damon are possibilities.
Sun, Jan 15, 2012 03:35:00 PM

Jorge Posada is expected to announce his retirement within the next two weeks, a source tells Sweeny Murti of WFAN in New York.

Posada had reportedly drawn interest from the Rays, Phillies, and Orioles as a backup catcher but reportedly didn't have an interest in being evaluated as a second-tier player. The 40-year-old indicated that he would continue playing in 2012 if he could find the right situation, however, he may have had a hard time finding a guaranteed major-league deal. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has since corroborated the report. Posada will finish seventh all-time in home runs among catchers, in addition to five All-Star appearances and four World Series rings.
Sat, Jan 7, 2012 02:35:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times speculates that talk of the Rays acquiring free agent veteran Jorge Posada "sounds like much more of a backup plan."

The Rays already have three catchers on their depth chart in Jose Molina, Jose Lobaton and Robinson Chirinos, and are likely to use Matt Joyce as their primary designated hitter. Posada is also drawing interest from the Orioles and Phillies, so he's not quite out of options yet. The 40-year-old hit .235/.315/.398 in 387 plate appearances this past season for the Yankees.
Mon, Dec 26, 2011 12:33:00 PM

Javier Maymi of ESPNDeportes.com reports that the Rays are interested in Jorge Posada.

The Rays are looking at him for a utility-type role between first base, designated hitter and catcher. Jose Lobaton or Robinson Chirinos figure to be the primary backup for the newly-signed Jose Molina, so the 40-year-old would likely only be an emergency option behind the plate. Posada's father told Maymi that he has also drawn interest from the Orioles and Phillies, but that he has yet to make a decision about whether he'll play in 2012.
Sat, Dec 24, 2011 11:29:00 AM

Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that Jorge Posada would like to continue playing in 2012 and his preference would be to sign with the Marlins.

Posada lives in Miami and at this point in his career would probably be fine with being a backup, so there could be a fit. The Marlins have Brett Hayes to back up John Buck, but they might value Posada's leadership and ability to also fill in at first base. He'd have to be reasonable about his salary expectations, though.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 10:06:00 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Jorge Posada's agent Seth Levinson denied a report that he has reached out to the Mets.

"There is no truth to that report, said Levinson. None." It doesn't make much sense, anyway, as Posada would be of little use to a National League team, especially one who is in search of a defensive-minded backstop. The 40-year-old appears determined to continue his playing career, but he may have a hard time finding a guaranteed major-league deal.
Thu, Dec 1, 2011 11:31:00 AM

Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that free agent Jorge Posada has reached out to the Mets.

The Mets are looking for looking for a defensive-minded backup to Josh Thole, so a match appears unlikely. However, it at least shows that Posada is interested in continuing his playing career. The 40-year-old batted just .235/.315/.398 with 14 home runs, 44 RBI and a .714 OPS over 387 plate appearances this season. He isn't expected to return to the Yankees, but recently told reporters that he has drawn interest from teams as a backup catcher or part-time designated hitter.
Thu, Dec 1, 2011 08:51:00 AM

Jorge Posada is resigned to the fact that he will not be re-upping with the Yankees this winter.

The Yanks have no interest in bringing back the 40-year-old free agent, who batted just .235/.315/.398 this past season in New York. Posada told reporters that he's already drawn interest from several other teams and is looking for a gig as a backup catcher or part-time designated hitter.
Wed, Nov 9, 2011 07:44:00 PM

The Yankees have expressed little interest in re-signing free agent Jorge Posada.

Posada's four-year, $52.4 million contract expires after this season, where he posted a career worst .235/.315/.398 with 14 home runs. The 40-year old switch-hitter was the Yankees best offensive player in the postseason, however, collecting six hits and four walks in all five games (.429/.570/571). After being used almost exclusively at DH, he'll enter a free agent market that's flooded with one-dimensional DH types.
Sat, Oct 8, 2011 09:59:00 AM

Jorge Posada will serve as the designated hitter for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Thursday night.

No big changes here, as the Yankees are going with the same lineup as the first four games of the series. Posada was the only member of the starting lineup without a hit in Tuesday's 10-1 win, but he is 4-for-10 with a triple, four walks and four runs scored during the series.
Thu, Oct 6, 2011 03:32:00 PM

Jorge Posada went 2-for-3 in a losing effort in Game Two of the ALDS on Sunday.

One of the hits was Posada's first career postseason triple. He's 3-for-6 with two runs scored in the Yankees' first two ALDS contests.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 06:13:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Robert Refsnyder
2Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Chris Capuano
6CC Sabathia
7Ivan Nova
8Domingo German
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7Gonzalez Germen
8Rich Hill
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chase Whitley
11Jose De Paula
12Branden Pinder
13Daniel Burawa