The Yankees have placed 33-year old switch hitting catcher Jorge Posada on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left shoulder. Posada has played in 23 games for the Yankees thus far this season and he is 24 for 77 (.312 avg, .986 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 5 homers, 20 RBIs and 1 stolen base. The Yankees will no doubt miss Posada’s bat but with Jose Molina replacing him the defense will be improved. Molina has played in 14 games so far for the Yanks and he is 10 for 38 (.263 avg, .675 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs. In a surprise move the Yanks recalled 23-year old righty swinging rookie Francisco Cervelli over veteran Kevin Cash to back up Molina. Cervelli was the #21 rated prospect in the Yankees’ system coming into this season according to Baseball America. But, he’s off to a rough start to the 2009 season. In 16 AA-games this year, Cervelli was 11 for 58 (.190 avg, .576 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs. He played in 3 games last September for the Yankees and he was 0 for 5 with 3 whiffs. Look for Molina to play most of the games while Posada is out of action.