Yankees catcher/DH/nine-hitter Jorge Posada is expected to announce his retirement just two years after he last recorded an RBI.
“We’ll miss him,” said manager Joe Girardi. “That last RBI of his was one of the highlights to our 2009 World Series championship season.”
Since that Sept. 25, 2009 RBI on a two-run homer in a 6-2 win over the Red Sox, Posada’s bat has gone virtually silent. In 2010 and 2011 he managed just 15 hits, making contact on only 25 pitches.
“I’ll never forget that RBI,” said Posada. “Had I known I was going to go two full seasons without another, I would have asked for the game ball or something.”
Posada then drifted off, muttering that if the game ball would have been thrown low to him it probably would have gotten past him anyway.