Via Marc Craig, the Yankees are ready to place catcher, Jorge Posada on the Disabled List. Posada took a foul ball off the foot in Sunday’s contest against the Twins and hasn’t played since. An MRI revealed tonight that Posada has a hairline fracture in the bottom of his foot. He is expected to be out for 3-4 weeks. Gulp.

The Yankees have only catchers Posada and Francisco Cervelli on the 40-man roster. The Yankees have journey-man Chad Moeller catching in Scranton Wilkes-Barre (.207/.233/.310 in Triple A this season). Moeller hit .258 in 89 at-bats for the Baltimore Orioles last season. Fans may remember Moeller from the 2008 Yankees. Moeller was Posada’s backup catcher at the time. He played in 41 games and hit .231.

Since Moeller is not on the 40-man roster, the Yankees will have to make a move. One option would be to place Nick Johnson on the 60-day DL, thus opening a spot up for Moeller without having to designate a player for assignment. I think the Yankees will go this route.

The Yankee farm system is stocked with great catching talent (Jesus Montero, Austin Romine), but neither player is major league ready. Fans can expect to see Montero this September, but thrusting him prematurely onto the Yankees right now wouldn’t make much sense.

Reaction: The Yankees have been snake-bitten with injuries this season. Plus, Chad Moeller sucks. There’s really nothing more to say about him other than that. Cervelli has been great for the Yankees so far, but he’s not going to keep hitting .375. The outfield and catcher positions could become big-time problems for the club. The team really needs Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson back in the lineup. However, I have a feeling Swisher might be heading to the DL as well with that bicep problem. The Yankees have one more against the Rays, then head over to Queens before flying off to Minnesota.

The Yanks just need to keep their heads above water and hope for their big guns to carry them for the time being. At least none of the major injuries are long-term (Sorry Nick Johnson, you aren’t major).

At least these injuries aren’t as bad as the 2009 Mets.