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Posada put on DL for first time in career, scheduled to have shoulder examined

Updated: April 29, 2008, 9:05 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The New York Yankees took the field Monday missing a familiar face: Jorge Posada, the club's proud catcher and one of its leaders, was in Alabama getting his injured right shoulder examined.

Posada was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career, ending a remarkable run of durability at baseball's most physically demanding position. The 36-year-old, who has caught at least 120 games in each of the past eight seasons, finally succumbed to pain in his ...

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