Apologetic Jorge Posada sits Sunday

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As suspected, the Yankees are holding Jorge Posada out of Sunday’s lineup after the drama that ensued last night.

Posada probably would have been on the bench regardless.  He’s been sitting against a lot of left-handers, and he’s just 4-for-21 with no extra-base hits lifetime against Red Sox starter Jon Lester.

Posada talked to the press this afternoon and admitted he handled things wrong Saturday.

YES Network’s Jack Curry tweets:

Posada was very contrite. He definitely realizes he made a mistake. “I let some people down,” he said

Indications are that Posada will be available off the bench tonight after complaining of a stiff back last night.  However, it’s unlikely that he’ll rejoin the starting lineup prior to Tuesday.  The Rays throw David Price versus the Yankees on Monday, and Posada is 1-for-18 with 10 strikeouts against him.