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Jorge Posada actually caught a game

Jorge Posada

New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada throws to first base after fielding a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Erick Aybar in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)


I missed this yesterday, but something happened on Saturday night that hadn’t happened in nearly a year: Jorge Posada donned the tools of ignorance and caught a baseball game. This season he has been a DH, with a couple of spells at first base and one gimmicky one at second.

The reason he caught: emergency. Russell Martin caught a foul ball off his thumb and had to leave the game. This after the other catching option -- Francisco Cervelli -- was scratched due to concussion symptoms. There are apparently no plans whatsoever to allow Jesus Montero to catch even though he did so down in AAA all year.

So Posada it was. And he even threw out the only guy who tried to steal against him. Here’s hoping he doesn’t have to be used behind the plate again this year so he can keep up that 100% kill rate intact.