Yanks Catcher Posada Returns From the Disabled List

NEW YORK (AP) – Jorge Posada has been activated from the 15-day

disabled list and inserted into the New York Yankees lineup as the

designated hitter for their game against the Baltimore Orioles.

The 38-year-old catcher has not played since May 16 because of a

broken bone in his right foot.

Posada will have to serve as the DH for a while. He has not yet

begun practicing behind the plate, forcing New York to keep three

catchers on the roster. Instead, the Yankees sent first

baseman-designated hitter Juan Miranda to Triple-A

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

Posada will likely begin catching drills this weekend in


Also, Mark Teixeira was in the Yankees lineup a day after being

hit by a pitch in his left foot and leaving the game against



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