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Breaking News: Jorge Posada Removes Himself From Lineup, Will He Retire?

Is Jorge Posada about to announce his retirement? The veteran New York Yankee was in the original lineup tonight, batting ninth as the designated hitter. He was a late scratch, however.

Yankee General Manager Brian Cashman told FOX’s Ken Rosenthal that Posada removed himself from the lineup and has requested the opportunity to speak to the media following the conclusion of tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Cashman refused to divulge what Posada would discuss. Posada is on the Yankee bench.

Posada, 39, is in his 17th big-league season. He is hitting just .165 this season with six home runs and 15 RBI. This is Posada’s first season as the Yankees’ designated hitter, having been replaced as catcher by Russell Martin, signed in the offseason as a free agent.

Posada has a .273 career batting average with 267 home runs and 1036 RBI. He has been an All-Star five times and a key member of four Yankee World Series winning teams.