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Buster Posey | Catcher | #28

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (5) / SF
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Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday due to a sore toe on his left foot.
A foul tip caught Posey's foot during Saturday's game. He should be back in there in a day or two. Nick Hundley will catch Sunday. Sep 17 - 2:57 PM

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Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Monday’s win over the Dodgers.

Posey plated a run with an infield single in the fifth inning, which put the Giants ahead at the time. The Dodgers tied things up in the top of the sixth before the Giants took the lead again in the sixth. Posey provided some insurance with an RBI double in the seventh. The veteran backstop has now hit safely in 11 straight games. He’s tied for fourth in the NL with a .321 batting average.
Sep 12 - 8:58 AM

Buster Posey (finger) went 2-for-4 on Sunday in a loss to the White Sox.

Posey was back behind the plate after spending the last two games at DH due to a contusion in his right finger. He's now hitting .320 on the year, and he's really the only bright spot in what has been an atrocious year for the Giants.
Sep 10 - 5:54 PM

Buster Posey (finger) is expected to return to the catcher position on Sunday.

Posey has served as the Giants' designated hitter the last two days on the south side of Chicago due to a contusion on his right ring finger. He suffered that injury Tuesday night against the Rockies when he took a foul tip off his hand.
Sep 9 - 5:52 PM

Buster Posey (finger) returned to the Giants' lineup as the designated hitter on Friday.

Posey went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in the contest. He's expected to function as the designated hitter or play first base in each of the three games against the White Sox in Chicago.
Sep 9 - 8:23 AM

Buster Posey (finger) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

Posey was diagnosed with a contusion of the fourth finger on his right hand after taking a foul-tip behind the plate in the eighth inning on Tuesday. Nick Hundley will serve as backstop in his place for Wednesday's contest and is hitting fourth. Posey is expected to play first base and/or serve as designated hitter for this weekend's road series with the White Sox.
Sep 6 - 7:01 PM

Buster Posey has been diagnosed with a contusion on the fourth finger of his right hand.

Posey was in serious pain after getting struck by a foul tip of the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday night against the Rockies, but X-rays turned up negative. Consider him day-to-day. Tim Federowicz finished out Tuesday night's loss behind the plate and will probably start there on Wednesday.
Sep 6 - 12:30 AM

Buster Posey was removed from Tuesday's game against the Rockies after taking a foul tip off his right hand.

Posey ran out past the mound in pain after getting struck with a ricochet off the bat of DJ LeMahieu in the bottom of the eighth inning at Coors Field. He's probably headed for X-rays. Look for an update on the star catcher by the end of the night. Tim Federowicz took over behind the plate for the visiting Giants.
Sep 6 - 12:00 AM

Buster Posey went 1-for-3 and delivered a clutch ninth-inning RBI versus the Cardinals on Saturday.

The Giants had been held scoreless on one hit through eight innings before Posey's single tied the game in the bottom of the ninth. They ended up winning the game in extras to spoil a magnificent start by Lance Lynn. Posey also worked a walk while serving as the first baseman in the ballgame and is slashing .317/.405/.468 with 12 homers and 56 RBI on the season.
Sep 2 - 8:33 PM

Buster Posey (thumb) returned to the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday against the Nationals.

Posey had been sidelined since August 20 due to a bruised thumb. He's back in his customary cleanup spot in the Giants' lineup against Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals on Thursday.
Aug 31 - 6:53 PM

Buster Posey (thumb) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Posey has been dealing with a bone bruise and inflammation in his left thumb over the past two weeks. Nick Hundley is catching and hitting fifth in his place on Wednesday. Posey could potentially return to the lineup on Thursday.
Aug 30 - 7:51 PM

Buster Posey (thumb) remains out of the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Posey has been bothered by a thumb issue for the last couple of weeks, though an MRI taken Monday revealed only a bone bruise and inflammation and he should be ready for action before the end of the week. Nick Hundley is starting at catcher and batting seventh Tuesday versus Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo.
Aug 29 - 6:22 PM

An MRI on Buster Posey's left thumb has revealed a bone bruise and inflammation.

Posey will sit out a second straight game Tuesday, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy thinks his catcher will be OK after he receives some treatment. The former MVP has dealt with nagging soreness since he first injured the thumb on August 20.
Aug 29 - 1:00 AM

Buster Posey (thumb) underwent an MRI on Monday.

The Giants are calling the exam precautionary, but it's certainly worrisome that Posey has dealt with nagging discomfort since his left thumb got bent back on a tag play on August 20. Even if the MRI comes back clean, Posey said Monday that he expect to rest for a couple games.
Aug 28 - 8:40 PM

Buster Posey said Monday that he'll probably need a couple days off to rest his ailing left thumb.

Posey's thumb got bent back on a tag play on August 20 and he admitted Monday that he's been playing through discomfort. There don't appear to be any plans at the moment for him to undergo any tests, but it sounds like he won't be back in the lineup until Wednesday at the earliest. Nick Hundley will fill in.
Aug 28 - 8:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Ryder Jones
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
3Orlando Calixte
4Mac Williamson
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Mark Melancon
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
9Will Smith
10Steven Okert
11Derek Law
12Reyes Moronta
13Roberto Gomez