ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand reports that the Yankees never weighed releasing Jorge Posada following Saturday’s insubordination.
Sourcing a baseball official with knowledge of the team’s thinking, there was “zero discussion” given to cutting Posada loose. The source says that Posada is going to have until the All-Star break to get his numbers before the Yankees weigh moving on.
Posada is out of the lineup against another left-hander Wednesday, making this four of five games on the bench. He’s 0-for-24 against left-handers this season.
The Yankees made the call to sit Posada tonight even though he went 2-for-3 with a double in Tuesday’s victory. They’ve lost the last three games in which he’s been out of the lineup.
DHing for the Yankees tonight is Derek Jeter. Eduardo Nunez is getting the call at shortstop in his place.
White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing his outing against the Astros on Friday evening. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but Farquhar was supervised by the club’s medical personnel and EMTs and regained consciousness before being taken to Rush University Medical Center for further treatment and testing. A diagnosis has not been announced by the team.
Farquhar pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief during Friday’s 10-0 loss to Houston. He was brought in to relieve James Shields in the top of the sixth inning and was immediately bested by George Springer, who belted a ground-rule double down the right field line and scored Brian McCann and Derek Fisher for the Astros’ sixth and seventh runs of the night. He recovered to strike out Jose Altuve, but was again punished with a two-run homer from Carlos Correa (his first of two), and induced a fly out to end the inning.
The 31-year-old righty pitched just 7 1/3 innings with the club prior to Friday’s performance, issuing four hits, three runs, two homers and eight strikeouts in seven appearances.