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“Our hope is that he gets going and we don’t have to cross that bridge. So I mean, that’s my thought process. I don’t necessarily think that a guy’s not going to be able to do what he’s done over the course of his career,” Girardi said. “He’s struggled more right-handed than he has left-handed. His at-bats left-handed have been better. I just felt that it was time to make that change. You just keep playing it out and you look for guys to turn it around.”

Girardi said he had thought about the move for a couple of days but acknowledged it’s not easy to make this sort of change with a player of Posada’s stature and accomplishment.

“It is. I have a ton of respect for what Jorgie’s done over his career and the success that he’s had. No one wants to be bumped down or moved down in the order, I don’t care who you are. I don’t care if you’re a young guy who is struggling, you don’t want to be moved down. But with what Jorge has meant to this franchise and the success that he’s had, you know, it is a little more difficult,” Girardi said.

While Posada has struggled most from the right side, Swisher is having trouble from the left side. He was hitting .221 with two homers and 14 RBIs overall.

“If I need to be down there to help this team out, then I’m all for it,” Swisher said. “That doesn’t bother me.”