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.
KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.
The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.
A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”
Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.