Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Bad news about Jorgie today. He's going on the DL for the first time in his major league career. He seemed close to tears talking about it. Not because he's upset at breaking that personal streak, but because he feels he's let the Yankees down after signing that fat contract.
The problem is his right shoulder, which was so painful today that he couldn't throw at all. Uh, boy. As we Bubba Crosby fans sadly know, shoulder injuries are trouble for a baseball player. They're hoping Posada just needs a couple of weeks' rest, but that's probably not realistic. He had surgery for a torn labrum after the 2001 season, and was back in time for spring training. Sounds like this might be a recurrence of that problem. He is going back to the doctor who performed that surgery, Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Alabama, to try and find out what's wrong. Season-ending surgery is a possibility.
The Yankees DFA'd Chad Moeller on Friday. They must be kicking themselves for doing it so quickly. Sounds like they are trying to see if they can pull him back off waivers. If not, they have to hope he clears waivers. Then they can call him up again, assuming he accepts the assignment. (I assume he will.)
But if Posada is out for the rest of the season, they will probably try to trade for a better catcher than Moeller or Molina. Expect the price to be very, very steep.
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