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Joe Girardi benches Jorge Posada

Updated: August 9, 2011, 10:13 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON --- In a pregame meeting Sunday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Jorge Posada he is not going to be the team's designated hitter anymore.

"He said he's going to put the best lineup on the field, and he doesn't know when I'm going to DH again, so right now I'm sitting the bench," Posada said.

On the season, Posada is hitting .230 with nine homers and 31 RBIs. Since the All-Star Break, Posada has not hit a home run. In those 17 games, he has a .232 average and ...

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