New York Yankees designated hitter Jorge Posada apologized Sunday, one day after feeling disrespected for being dropped to ninth in the batting order.

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Apparently that was not enough as Yankees manager Joe Girardi has opted to sit the struggling Posada for the finale of their three-game home series tonight versus the Boston Red Sox at 8:10PM EST. The contest will air on ESPN.

Posada has struggled all season long as his six home runs have done little to offset a .165 batting average. While the former starting catcher is probably sincere in his apology, New York cannot afford a distraction right now as it is in the midst of a four-game losing streak to drop out of first in the AL East.

A loss tonight against the Red Sox and their ace Jon Lester would only add fuel to the fire.

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