The Jorge Posada news has me thinking about Gene Tenace.
Late in the 1972 season, Tenace strained his shoulder too – and could no longer make the throw to second base from his catching position. He took cortisone shots to get through the playoffs and World Series. And, in 1973, Tenace was moved to first base.
Of course, they’ve come a long way with what they can do with surgery since 1972. And, maybe things will be different for Posada? Then again, maybe all those in Yankeeland better start thinking about Jorge becoming the Yankees first baseman when he returns to play.
I know that many Yankees fans lust after free-agent-to-be Mark Teixeira. But, given Posada’s contract and injury, maybe it just makes more sense to figure on having Jorge play first until someone like Jesus Montero, Bradley Suttle, or Derek Jeter (?) is ready to become the Yankees full-time first baseman.