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Buster Posey | Catcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Buster Posey (head) is back in the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the White Sox.
Posey left Sunday's series finale against the Rockies after taking a foul tip off his catcher's mask. He has passed all of his concussion tests and will bat third as the Giants' designated hitter Tuesday in Chicago. Jun 17 - 4:34 PM

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Buster Posey (head) hopes to play Tuesday in the Giants' series opener against the White Sox.

Posey was lifted from Sunday's series finale versus the Rockies after taking a foul tip off his catcher's mask in the fourth inning. He passed postgame concussion tests. "As a competitor, you never want to come out," Posey said Sunday evening. "But when your head feels a little weird -- I've taken a couple of hard ones in the last three or four days -- I thought it was the right move."
Jun 16 - 10:54 AM

The Giants announced that Buster Posey was removed from Sunday's game for precautionary reasons after he took a foul ball off his catching mask in the fourth inning.

He'll be tested to ensure that he didn't suffer a concussion, but for the time being it doesn't appear as though the injury should keep him out of the lineup for an extended period of time.
Jun 15 - 6:34 PM

Buster Posey was removed from Sunday's contest against the Rockies after taking a foul ball off his mask in the top half of the fourth inning.

He finished the inning, but was lifted for pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez in the bottom half of the fourth inning. The Giants should have an update on his status shortly.
Jun 15 - 5:46 PM

Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Posey's back is fine, as he's just getting a routine day of rest. Hector Sanchez is behind the dish Sunday. Angel Pagan is also getting a breather, with Gregor Blanco handling center field.
Jun 8 - 3:02 PM

Buster Posey hit a two-run homer off Carlos Torres in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Giants to a 4-2 win over the Mets on Friday.

Posey also singled twice earlier in the game. The homer was his first since he hit his seventh way back on May 3. Hopefully it means that his back is feeling better now. He's off to a 9-for-22 start in June after hitting just .244/.315/.295 during May.
Jun 7 - 1:37 AM

Buster Posey finished 3-for-5 in the Giants' 8-0 rout of the Cardinals on Sunday in St. Louis.

Posey opened the game's scoring with an RBI single in the top of the first inning -- part of a four-run opening frame for the visiting team. The Giants took three of four at Busch Stadium and boast the best record in Major League Baseball (37-20) a third of the way through the 2014 season. Posey is batting .264/.340/.402.
Jun 1 - 5:40 PM

Buster Posey is back in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Posey hasn't played since Wednesday and has missed a handful of games over the last couple weeks with some nerve irritation in his back. However, he's obviously feeling better Sunday and is ready to give it a go against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals.
Jun 1 - 11:48 AM

Buster Posey (back) remained out of the Giants' lineup Friday.

Posey is nursing some nerve irritation in his back and isn't ready to return to the lineup. The Giants haven't given any indication to this point that it's more than a day-to-day situation. Hector Sanchez is catching Friday.
May 30 - 4:33 PM

Buster Posey was held out of Thursday's lineup due to his recent back issue.

Posey missed two games last week due to nerve irritation in his back and still isn't feeling 100 percent. It's possible he'll be available to pinch-hit Thursday, so it doesn't sound like a major concern.
May 29 - 5:12 PM

Buster Posey is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cardinals.

No word yet on the reason for his absence, but he missed two games last week due to nerve irritation in his back. Hector Sanchez will start behind the plate Thursday.
May 29 - 4:26 PM

Buster Posey (back) is in the Giants' lineup Thursday.

Posey wound up missing two games because of nerve irritation in his back. He is batting third and catching in Thursday afternoon's series finale at Coors Field.
May 22 - 12:59 PM

Buster Posey remains out of the Giants' lineup Wednesday due to nerve irritation in his back.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters on Tuesday evening that he's confident it's not a serious injury, leaving open the possibility that Posey could return to action for Thursday's series finale against the Rockies at Coors Field. Hector Sanchez will get another start behind the plate on Wednesday night.
May 21 - 5:18 PM

Buster Posey is out of the Giants' lineup on Tuesday due to nerve irritation in his back.

Posey told reporters that he is available to pinch-hit, so the ailment is obviously fairly minor. Hector Sanchez will start behind the plate against the Rockies.
May 20 - 5:42 PM

Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup on Saturday.

It's just a day of maintenance. Hector Sanchez is starting behind the plate against the visiting Marlins.
May 17 - 5:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
3Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Brandon Hicks
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Michael Morse
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Tyler Colvin
3Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Jeremy Affeldt
3Sergio Romo
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6Yusmeiro Petit
7J.C. Gutierrez