Posada back in the lineup

Posada back in the lineup

NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi waited until the last possible moment to submit his lineup for Saturday's game, wanting to be certain of Jorge Posada's health.

Posada, it turns out, was fine.

After staying out of the starting lineup for two straight games with a swollen right knee, Posada returned against the White Sox on Saturday, batting sixth and catching.

Posada, who was hit by a Jeremy Guthrie pitch in Wednesday's game against the Orioles, struck out in a pinch-hit at-bat Friday, after telling Girardi that he could have started the game. Girardi kept him out of the lineup as a precaution.

"He still had some swelling, and that's somewhat of a concern of mine," Girardi said.

Posada entered the game batting .310 with five home runs in 58 at-bats. He went 0-for-4 in the 7-6 loss.