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According to Chad Jennings, Jorge Posada has already been placed in the starting lineup as the DH, and it’s just a matter of who gets sent down to the minors. They are still carrying Chad Moeller on the roster, but there are also guys like Miranda and Russo who could be optioned. They will make the official move after batting practice. Who do you guys think it will be?

Update: 5:40PM ET: Sweeny Murti of WFAN just reported that Juan Miranda was optioned down. I guess the organization wants to hold onto Chad Moeller a little while longer, until they know that Jorge is good to go.

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From the Yankees Official Website:

NEW YORK — The Yankees triggered moves to plug the injury-created gaps on their roster on Thursday, calling up catcher Chad Moeller and utilityman Kevin Russo from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before their contest against the Rays.

New York officially placed catcher Jorge Posada on the 15-day disabled list with a hairline fracture near the bottom of his right foot. Right-hander Mark Melancon was optioned to Triple-A.

In order to create room for Moeller on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, designated hitter Nick Johnson was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

The Yankees opted for Moeller, a 35-year-old backup who played 41 games with the club in 2008, over top prospects Jesus Montero and Austin Romine.

“Obviously we talked about everyone, but Chad has the most experience and that’s why we went with him,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Chad Moeller getting the call up to the majors was a move that was expected. Even though we all hoped Montero or Romine would get a chance, the chances of that were slim to none, considering the organization doesn’t think they’re ready. Moeller doesn’t excite anyone, but I guess he was the only option. Chad isn’t a very exciting player, posting up a career .226AVG in the major leagues. Mark Melancon was optioned back to Triple-A and Russo got the call up to the majors. They really needed another hitter on the bench because they are really dropping like flies.

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From Marc Carig:

Posada MRI shows hairline fracture on bottom of right foot. 3-4 weeks. 

Posada is headed to the DL, so who gets the call? Moeller, Romine and Montero…who will it be?

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I thought I would wrap up Spring Training before the game starts tonight. Here are some things you might have missed:

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