Yankees catcher Jorge Posada is day-to-day after bruising his left ring finger during Wednesday’s win over the Rangers, MLB.com reports.
While behind the plate, Posada fell victim to a foul tip at a bad angle. Ranger Nelson Cruz foul-tipped a ball that clipped Posada’s glove, thereby exacerbating an injury the catcher has been feeling for the past two weeks.
Manager Joe Girardi replaced the 37-year-old with Jose Molina.
X-rays were negative, but Posada’s finger remains sore. He first suffered the injury when the Yankees played the Blue Jays on Aug. 12 and has been using ice ever since. He says he feels it more catching than hitting. Taping the finger is an option, but Posada believes his condition is more serious.
"I don't think it's going to heal until the season is over," Posada told the Web site. "The joint is bruised, and there's not much I can do. I can ice it and ice it, but I feel it, especially catching."