Steinbrenner says he has no problem with Jeter

May 16, 2011 - 4:43 PM
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New York Yankees five-time All-Star and designated hitter Jorge Posada looks down at his bat after taking batting practice before the Yankees baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium Sunday, May 15, 2011 in New York. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Posada apologized to him in a face-to-face conversation one day after Posada took himself out of the lineup. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner says he has no problem with team captain Derek Jeter supporting Jorge Posada.

Posada pulled himself out of the lineup over the weekend, saying he needed a day off. Jeter later said he saw nothing wrong with what his pal did.

Steinbrenner tells The Associated Press that he's OK with Jeter backing his longtime teammate. But Steinbrenner is miffed the Yankees got swept over the weekend at home by Boston, leaving them with a five-game losing streak.

The Yankees held a conference call Monday with Jeter, team president Randy Levine, general manager Brian Cashman and managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner. Jeter says everyone is on the same page.

Posada was not in the lineup Monday night for the series opener at Tampa Bay.