Found February 22, 2012 on Reading Between The Seams:
The designated hitter has one job.  Hit.  That being said, teams rely on designated hitters differently.  On average, in 2011, the American League DH hit in the cleanup spot (4.07).  Johnny Damon, the highest, hit mostly out of the Rays two spot.  Jorge Posada was the lowest, hitting mostly seventh for the Yankees.  An underproductive DH can

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TAMPA — The Yankees’ catching plan was for Jorge Posada to pass the baton to one of the prospects they have been touting for years. But then Russell Martin fell into their lap and overcame hip and knee injuries last season to prove he is still one of the better catchers in the game.
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