Posada leaves after being hit with foul tip
Yankees catcher Jorge Posada left Wednesday’s game against the Rangers after reaggravating an injury to his left ring finger after being struck with an eighth-inning foul tip.
The play occurred with reliever Brian Bruney working to Texas cleanup hitter Nelson Cruz, who made contact on a pitch that hit Posada’s glove hand. He had been hit in an Aug. 12 game against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium and has been icing the finger since then.
“It’s been beat up before, and it just took another hit today to the same spot,” Posada said. “It was a little bit more painful than I thought it would be.”
Posada walked out past the mound in pain and was inspected by manager Joe Girardi and head trainer Gene Monahan, then left the game shortly after. X-rays were negative and Posada is listed as day-to-day, though he is not expected to catch Thursday.
Alex Rodriguez also fouled a ball off his left foot in the seventh inning and was hobbled momentarily but remained in the game. Girardi eventually lifted Rodriguez because of the lopsided 9-2 score.