Quick Bits: Recap, Posada, Joba, Downs
Here are a few quick items on the day:
- Thanks mainly to rookie right-hander, Josh Tomlin, the Yankees lost to Cleveland last night, 4-1.
- Jorge Posada missed yesterday’s game with a sore left knee. Posada also admitted to dealing with a cyst in the back of the knee – the culprit for the soreness – all season. Posada will likely DH today.
- Joel Sherman writes that Joba Chamberlain has lost his role as the Yankees’ setup-up man.
- According to the NY Post, if the Yankees want Scott Downs, they’ll have to send Joba to Toronto.
The Yankees should just give up on the thought of trading within their own division. At this point, AL East teams will require not only an arm and a leg, but a heart and soul, in order to deal (see Ty Wigginton). It’s absurd.
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