SI.COM:

Jorge Posada asked to be taken out of the New York Yankees’ lineup Saturday night after the slumping designated hitter was dropped to No. 9 in the batting order.

Posada, hitting .165 this season, was in the original lineup posted by manager Joe Girardi for the game against the Boston Red Sox. But general manager Brian Cashman said Posada went into Girardi’s office at 6 p.m. and requested that he be removed.

Posada’s wife tweeted that the five-time All-Star had back stiffness. But a person familiar with the discussion between Posada and the team told The Associated Press that he “refused” to play. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the situation was still not settled.

The person said the Yankees have been in contact with the commissioner’s office about possible recourse. The Yankees could fine Posada one day’s pay – that would be $71,978 on his $13.1 million salary. If a player declines to play two days in a row, he could be put on the restricted list.

Another multi-millionaire legacy player who thinks the world owes his something.