Jorge Posada has been scratched from today's lineup, due to a minor soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder. "I'm not concerned at all,'' said Posada, who wanted to play but was kept out of the lineup as a precaution by manager Joe Girardi.
Posada said he hurt himself in the on-deck circle Thursday, doing an over-the-head exercise with the bat -- something he normally does during the season, but should not have done this soon after surgery. Still, Posada hit a home run in that at-bat, and played again yesterday.
This morning, Posada woke up with some extra soreness, but no tests are planned and the organization is not overly concerned. "I think this is going to take 2-3 days,'' said Posada, who will not throw tomorrow (and probably won't throw on Monday, either).