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.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays are relocating their spring base for 2023 due to extensive damage to team training facilities caused by Hurricane Ian.
The Rays have trained since 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida, about 90 minutes south of St. Petersburg, and intend to explore several options before making a decision on where to hold spring training and play Grapefruit League games when camp opens.
The team and Charlotte County released a joint statement Thursday, saying damage to Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte can’t be repaired in time to host games this winter.
“Charlotte County supports the Rays efforts to secure alternative accommodations for 2023 spring training,” the statement said.
“We are all disappointed for the residents of Charlotte County and the fans there. The community is in the thoughts and hearts of the Rays, and the team will continue to support recovery efforts,” the statement added. “The Rays and Charlotte County intend to develop a restoration plan for Charlotte Sports Park in the coming weeks.”