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Jorge Posada’s Agent Denies Client Reached Out to Mets
Various reports on Thursday had the New York Mets telling former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada(notes) that they weren't interested in his services, but now the 40-year-old's agent, Seth Levinson, is emphatically denying any communication ever took place between the two parties.
Levinson issued a response published on ESPN.com hours after news that his client contacted the Mets surfaced.
"It's just not right. It's not fair. He (Posada) deserves better from the New York media," Levinson said. "He deserves better from the media. I don't understand where this comes from. There isn't a scintilla, a shred of truth to any of it. It is completely erroneous. It is completely fabricated. Somebody came up with it for some unknown reason."
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson backed up Levinson's statement, saying he "can only corroborate what the agent said, and that is that didn't happen.
"I've had no communication with the agent," said Alderson, who would affirm that a pact with Posada is "unlikely."
According to the ESPN.com report, Levinson did not address whether Posada has any intention of catching in 2012.
With prospect Jesus Montero(notes) expected to get the bulk of at-bats for the Yankees at designated hitter next season, Posada's playing days in pinstripes are likely over. This past season, the veteran hit .235 with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs. In the 2011 ALDS vs. the Detroit Tigers, Posada went 6-for-14 (.429) with a triple, four walks and four runs scored.
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