Yankee Catcher Jorge Posada Placed on 15-Day Disabled List
NEW YORK (AP) – The banged-up New York Yankees have put catcher
Jorge Posada on the 15-day disabled list and promoted veteran
catcher Chad Moeller from Triple-A.
The Yankees made a series of roster moves before Thursday
night's game against Tampa Bay.
Right-handed reliever Mark Melancon was optioned to
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and infielder-outfielder Kevin Russo was
recalled from the Triple-A team.
Posada has a broken bone in his right foot that is expected to
sideline the All-Star for three to four weeks.
The 35-year-old Moeller has spent 10 years in the majors with
several teams. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he likes Moeller's
experience. Moeller will be a backup to Francisco Cervelli.
The Yankees also transferred designated hitter Nick Johnson to
the 60-day disabled list.