Posada off DL, says he might DH more

Updated: June 3, 2010, 9:09 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Yankees catcher Jorge Posada came off the disabled list and started at designated hitter on Wednesday night.

He went 1-for-3 and scored a run in the Yankees' 9-1 win over the Orioles.

Posada thinks he might DH more than he has in the past, but he is not mentally prepared for it, saying, "I'm not a DH yet."

"I'm going to try to be ready for both," Posada, who had a hairline fracture of his right foot, said of catching and DH'ing.

Francisco Cervelli was behind the plate Wednesday.

"You are probably going to see that lineup a little bit more," Posada said.

When Posada spoke abot Cervelli, he made sure to call him "the catcher of the future." Posada definitely still thinks of himself as the catcher of the present.

Juan Miranda was sent down to make room for Posada. Chad Moeller remains as the third catcher, giving manager Joe Girardi the flexibility to DH Posada more.

Andrew Marchand covers baseball for ESPNNewYork.com. You can follow him on Twitter.

Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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