...sounded a whole lot worse than it really is
Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has a torn hamstring tendon in his left knee and will be sidelined at least a few days.
Posada wasn't placed on the disabled list following his MRI exam that revealed the injury, but the club said Thursday that it planned to call up a catcher from the minor leagues on Friday. Posada is scheduled to be evaluated in the next few days.
When I first read "torn hamstring tendon" I was thinking months, not days. Phew. Here's the pertinent Yankee stuff Jim Callis mentioned at Wednesday's ESPN.com chat
Down on the Farm
Jeff (New Orleans): Who gets drafted first Almonte or Maier?
Jim Callis: Danny Almonte has a higher ceiling than Jeffrey Maier. If Almonte were considered unsignable, it's possible Maier could go ahead of him.
Chip, NYC: Melky Cabrera or Jose Tabata?
Jim Callis: Cabrera now, Tabata for the long term.
Chip, NYC: Steven White or Alay Soler
Jim Callis: Soler. Never been a big White fan.
Alex (columbus, oh): Clemens: Astro or Yankee?
Jim Callis: Astro.
Jason, New York: Cano or Anderson Hernandez
Jim Callis: Cano by a mile. Not even close.
Alex (marlboro, nj): Cano or Kinsler?
Jim Callis: Cano. Look, I've picked Cano TWICE today.
Chip, NYC: Melky Cabrera = a young Bernie Williams?
Jim Callis: Noooooooooo.
Jeff (Iowa): Best looking CWS girls - South Carolina or Texas?
Jim Callis: Can I go with my alma mater and say Georgia? [from what I saw last year, I'd say Texas, but there's really no wrong answer]
suspended due to rainDouble-A Trenton (6-2 win over New Britain)
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Randy Ruiz: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
Felix Escalona: 3 for 4, 1 R
Kevin Howard: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K - .227 BA, but I'd still rather have him than Womack
Todd Self: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Jeff Karstens: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HB
Justin Pope: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 KHigh-A Tampa (10-5 win over St. Lucie)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 SB - threw a runner out at 3rd from CF
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Ben Himes: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K - .239 BA, but I'd still rather have him than Womack
Grant Plumley: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing) - closest thing to a porn star name in the organization
Jeff Marquez: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Mike Martinez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - allowed both inherited runners to scoreLow-A Charleston (9-2 loss to Columbus)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5, 1 K, 1 CS - picked off first, threw a runner out at home from CF
CJ Henry: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) - 9th error in only 25 games
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K - back from injury to show Vechionacci what a real number 3 hitter looks like (threw a runner out at 3rd from RF)
Brett Jones: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 4, 1 R
Tony Roth: 1 for 1, 2 BB
James Cooper: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 3 K - threw a runner out at 3rd from LF
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Zach Kroenke: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP - picked a runner off at first