Jorge Posada isn’t sure about much when it comes to his future in the Major Leagues but he knows he wants to keep playing. The longtime Yankee, who turns 40 tomorrow, told Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News that he’s leaning toward returning for an 18th MLB season after 2011, when his four-year, $52.4MM contract expires.
"To tell you the truth, I really don't know until the season's over and I get home and see what happens during the offseason, all the workouts and stuff,” Posada said. “I haven't really thought about it, but I still think that I will right now."
Though Posada hasn't caught this year, he believes he could return behind the plate as a backup “here and there.” The Yankees, who don’t view Posada as a catcher at this point, are the only team he has ever suited up for and the switch-hitter told Mark Hale of the New York Post that he “could” end up playing for another team in 2012. However, manager Joe Girardi called Posada a “beloved Yankee” and Posada himself admitted that it would be difficult to suit up for another team and for other fans.
It's a possibility that Posada will likely face in the relatively near future, since Russell Martin is under team control for another season and top prospect Jesus Montero is nearly Major League ready.