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From MLB.com:The Tampa Bay Rays appear to have interest in signing free-agent catcher/designated hitter Jorge Posada, according to a report from ESPN Deportes.
Posada could serve as a backup at first base, DH and catcher, the story states, which potentially would give the Rays a 36-year-old starting catcher in Jose Molina and a 40-year-old reserve in Posada. During the 2011 season, the final year of a four-year, $52.4 million deal with the Yankees, Posada played just six innings behind the plate.
There is still a decision to be made by Posada, who is drawing interest from the Orioles and Phillies according to the same report, as to whether he will return for the 2012 campaign or retire. Posada has a .273 average with 275 home runs and 1,065 RBIs in 1,829 career games played over 17 years. He was a major contributor to four Yankees World Series championship teams, producing 11 postseason homers and 42 RBIs in total. I'd hate to see Jorge sign with another team, especially o...
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The Tampa Bay Rays have seen plenty of New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada throughout their 13 years as a franchise. In fact, they have seen so much of him that they may now show an interest in signing Posada to split time behind the plate and at first base at Tropicana Field in 2012.
Posada would see time as a back-up backstop behind Jose Molina, as well as time at...
Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has had discussions with three teams.
Posada's father told ESPN Deportes that the Philadelphia Philles, Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles have had talks with his son.
The 40-year-old Posada completed his 17th season with the Yankees, serving primarily as a designated hitter after losing his starting catcher's job.
Don't shoot the messenger, but according to MLBTR.com, the Phillies have shown interst in free agent catcher Jorge Posada.
The news is quite surprising because the Phillies appear set at catcher with Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schnieder, and they appear comfortable with their bench players. But then again, Posada can play some first base, which means he could make a few spot...
If Jorge Posada has any baseball juice left, he could try to squeeze it out in Tampa Bay.
If Jorge Posada has any baseball juice left, perhaps he could try to squeeze it out in Tampa Bay?
Recently, we learned that Jorge Posada would like to continue playing in 2012 if he can find the right situation. There appears to be interest in the veteran as the Rays, Orioles, and Phillies have inquired on Posada, the catcher's father told Javier Maymi of ESPNDeportes.com (Spanish link).
Sources told Maymi that the Rays are interested in exploring the possibility of...
HBT: Jorge Posada definitely isn't returning to the Yankees, but he might stay in the division as the Rays are interested.
The Tampa Bay Rays appear to have interest in signing free-agent catcher/designated hitter Jorge Posada, according to a report from ESPN Deportes.