Jorge Posada's Father Dispels Retirement Rumor: 'No, No, No'

In the wake of Jorge Posada's refusal to play for the Yankees tonight after being dropped to ninth in the lineup by Joe Girardi, one rumor that cropped up on Twitter was that Posada would retire. Posada's father is dispelling that, according to YES Network's Jack Curry:

I just spoke to Jorge Posada's father. He said his son isn't retiring after the game. "No, no, no," he said. "He will play all year."

Curry got a hold of Jorge Posada Sr. during the middle of the Yankees' game against the Red Sox, and got plenty of insight, including the note that Posada Sr. thinks his son should have played and the suggestion that Posada's pride might be the reason for tonight's incident.

The New York Times also does some connection of the dots, and suggests that Posada may be feeling the pressure of a season-long struggle at the plate, between cutting off reporters' questions about his issues and talking about "feeling better" while hitting just .235 since May 2.

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