New York Yankees Jorge Posada was taken out of the lineup for Game 2 against the Minnesota Twins on Friday 6:00 pm. EST.

Yankee's manager Joe Girardi stayed with Hideki Matsui.

Posada said that he was not jumping for joy, but promised to help the Bombers from the bench, reported.

Posada has been told that he will be back in the lineup for Andy Pettitte's Game 3 start on Sunday at the Metrodome, according to