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Jorge Posada


A single in the second inning of the New York Yankee's game on Monday snapped Posada's 0-for-25 slump. He finished the game with three hits, including a home run.


Posada went 0-for-4 Sunday and is now hitless in his last 25 at-bats.


Posada hit his 183rd career home run, tying Tommy Henrich for 15th place on the team's career list. It was his eighth of the season.


Posada missed Wednesday's 8-6 victory over Boston with a sore hamstring and will have an MRI on Thursday. The Yankees' catcher was hurt on Tuesday and his status for Friday's game against Kansas City will be determined after his test.


Posada is expected to play in the field Thursday for the first time since breaking his nose March 22. The Yankees' catcher is expected to be ready for opening day Monday, when New York plays at Oakland.


Posada, who suffered a broken nose Wednesday, worked out Sunday and is hoping to be ready for opening day. The Yankees' catcher was hit in the face by a ball while playing catch with backup Kelly Stinnett Wednesday. Posada's vision is fine, but he was scheduled to see an eye doctor on Monday.


Posada returned home from the hospital Thursday, a day after he broke his nose, but the Yankees' catcher may miss opening day. Posada is resting at home after he was hit in the face by a ball while playing catch with backup Kelly Stinnett before Wednesday's night game against Boston.


Posada broke his nose Wednesday when he was hit in the face by a ball while playing catch. X-rays revealed a nasal fracture, which forced the Yankees' catcher out of Wednesday's exhibition game against Boston. He stayed overnight in a Tampa-area hospital and was expected to be released on Thursday.


Posada was 2-for-4 in Thursday's victory over the Baltimore Orioles, belting a solo home run in the fifth inning before adding a three-run shot just an inning later. The Yankees' catcher now has two multihomer games this season and 11 in his major league career.


Posada was out of the starting lineup Saturday after the catcher jammed his shoulder in a home-plate collision with Boston's Jason Varitek in the third inning of Friday night's game. The injury is not considered serious, and Posada should be back on the field with the Yankees within the next couple of days.


In the Yankees' 12-3 win over Detroit Tuesday, Posada showed no ill effects of taking a spike under his throwing shoulder in a home-plate collision on Saturday. The Yankees' catcher hit two home runs and drove in four in New York's victory. For the season, he is batting .284 with seven longballs and 25 RBI in 41 games.


Indicators suggest Posada will be back in the New York lineup Tuesday, when the Yankees host the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees' catcher was available to play on Sunday if necessary, and he didn't visit the clubhouse Monday to receive treatment on the shoulder that was spiked by Mets reliever Dae-Sung Koo during a seventh-inning play at the plate on Saturday.


In Saturday's Yankees loss to the Mets, Posada was hit under his right shoulder by one of the cleats of the Mets' Dae-Sung Koo during a seventh-inning play at the plate, but the Yankees' catcher stayed in the game. He isn't in the lineup on Sunday.