The Yankees beat the Rangers in the 1996, 1998 and 1999 Division Series, winning nine of 10 games. The Core Four were in the dugout for each of those series.

Jorge Posada Michael L. Stein-US PRESSWIRE

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DESIGNATED HITTER

WT: 215 lbs. HT: 6-2
BATS: Both THROWS: Right
BORN: August 17, 1971
BIRTH PLACE: Santurce, Puerto Rico

Posada could be entering the final postseason of his career. ... His contract is up at the end of the season and the Yankees might pass on re-signing him. ... He batted his lowest average since 1996 and his on-base percentage was his worst since he played eight games in 1996. ... Posada will be trying to win his sixth World Series ring this year. ...While he likely won't face any left-handed pitchers, he should be the starting designated hitter against right-handed pitchers. ...A career .241 hitter in the postseason.

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SPLITS G AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
2011 115 344 34 81 14 44 .235 .398 .713
Career 1829 6092 900 1664 275 1065 .273 .474 .848