Yankees activate Jorge Posada

BY foxsports • June 2, 2010

Jorge Posada has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and inserted into the New York Yankees lineup as the designated hitter for their game against the Baltimore Orioles.

The 38-year-old catcher has not played since May 16 because of a broken bone in his right foot.

Posada will have to serve as the DH for a while. He has not yet begun practicing behind the plate, forcing New York to keep three catchers on the roster. Instead, the Yankees sent first baseman-designated hitter Juan Miranda to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

Posada will likely begin catching drills this weekend in Toronto.

Also, Mark Teixeira was in the Yankees lineup a day after being hit by a pitch in his left foot and leaving the game against Baltimore.