Cashman says that Posada refused even after Cash talked to him about playing. So he lol-boo-hoo'd out of the 9-hole because he was disrespected with his demotion - .165 batting average notwithstanding.
After being dropped to the No. 9 spot in the lineup, the struggling Jorge Posada went into manager Joe Girardi's office and asked out of Saturday's lineup, according to New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
The situation is fluid and really all over the place right now. Talk of suspensions, his outright release, Posada retiring, or being docked pay are all swirling storylines. Jack Curry is all over it on his Twitter feed. He's even spoken to Posada's father, who also disagrees with his son's decision to not play.
Posada's wife gave another reason he didn't play via Twitter - which if true, means she's the only one to break the real story:
Posada's wife Laura took to Twitter to defend her husband. "Jorge loves being a Yankee > anything," she tweeted. "He's trying his best to help his team win. Today, due to back stiffness he wasn't able to do that."
Cashman (according to Curry) said that Posada's opt-out was not injury-related.
Edited by Trlicek's Whip, 14 May 2011 - 10:02 PM.