Thursday night may have been the end of Jorge Posada's career in pinstripes, if his postgame demeanor is any indication. Following the New York Yankees' 3-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers, Posada was overcome with emotion in the clubhouse, wiping away tears while speaking to reporters.
It's unclear whether the Yankees will keep Posada, who will be a free agent after the season, though he has said he wants to be back if the team will have him. After Thursday's game, though, it felt like goodbye, with Posada thanking the fans and team during his postgame interview before walking away with tears in his eyes.
Manager Joe Girardi left the question about what's next for Posada open-ended, as well.
"He was awesome," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who also got emotional when talking about Posada. "He's had a tremendous career and I'm sure he's going to play, and I don't know what's to happen."
Posada was 2-for-4 with two singles in the Yankees' Game 5 loss to the Tigers. He was solid throughout the ALDS, but with the Yankees looking to rearrange their lineup and rotate Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, among others, in the designated hitter spot, there may be no room for Posada in 2012.
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