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Jorge Posada removes self from lineup

Updated: May 15, 2011, 1:10 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- After being dropped to the No. 9 spot in the lineup, the struggling Jorge Posada went into manager Joe Girardi's office and asked out of Saturday's lineup.

"The conversation was really short," Girardi said. "He came into my office and said he needed a day, he couldn't DH today. That was basically the extent of the conversation."

After the game, Posada said that he was dealing with back stiffness and told Girardi that he needed a day to "clear his head."

"I told him ...

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