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Jorge Posada is expected to be out three to four weeks with an injured foot. ((Frank Franklin II/Associated Press))

The banged-up New York Yankees have put Jorge Posada on the 15-day disabled list and promoted veteran catcher Chad Moeller from AAA.

Posada has a broken bone in his right foot that is expected to sideline the all-star catcher for three to four weeks.

The 35-year-old Moeller has spent 10 years in the majors with several teams. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he likes Moeller's experience. Moeller will be a backup to Francisco Cervelli.

The Yankees made a series of roster moves before Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay.

Right-handed reliever Mark Melancon was optioned to Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and infielder-outfielder Kevin Russo was recalled from the AAA team. 

The Yankees also transferred designated hitter Nick Johnson to the 60-day disabled list.