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Posada catches five innings in first extended spring training game

Updated: May 26, 2008, 2:19 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Yankees catcher Jorge Posada caught five innings and went 0-for-5 with a walk in his first extended spring training game on Monday.

The five-time All-Star has been sidelined since April 27 with a sore throwing shoulder. Posada, batting .302 with one homer and 11 RBIs in 63 at-bats, hopes to rejoin the Yankees around June 3.

"I got a lot of innings behind the plate, that's all I wanted," Posada said. "I wanted just to get ready to catch again."

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