Yanks' Posada not thinking retirement

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Jorge Posada will turn 39 this season and has battled a multitude of injuries the past few season, but he’s not even considering retirement at this point.

“I am going to make it tough, that’s the way I was brought up,” Posada told the New York Post on Saturday.  “I don’t want to go away.  i am having fun and enjoy playing.  To tell you the truth, they are going to really have to rip [the uniform] off me”
The Yankees boast a crop of talented, young catchers like Francisco Cervelli, Austin Romine and 20-year-old Jesus Montero, but the club will have no problem finding a spot for the 38-year-old Posada for at least the next two seasons.  Why?  Because he’s a switch-hitter and is still making noise at the plate.  Posada batted .285/.363/.522 with 22 home runs and 81 RBI last season over 383 at-bats and heads into 2010 as the Yanks’ primary starter.  HIP! HIP! … anyone?