Posada benching hastens end of an era

Core Four down to True Two? Jorge still in pinstripes -- but he might not last the season

Updated: August 9, 2011, 7:26 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Manager Joe Girardi called Jorge Posada into his office Sunday afternoon and told him he would be sending his best lineup out against the Boston Red Sox later that night.

And that lineup would not include Jorge Posada.

So ended the great failed experiment of 2011, the attempted conversion of Posada from full-time catcher to full-time DH.

And so move the Yankees one step closer to the end of an era, one step closer to a team in which the remnants of the Torre ...

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