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Buster Posey | Catcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Wednesday.
It's a routine day off with it being a day game after a night game. Hector Sanchez is catching in Posey's place. Jul 29 - 1:28 PM

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Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

Posey came through with a two-run double in the seventh inning that broke a 1-1 tie. It ended up being the game-winning RBI. The catcher is a hitting machine, owning an eight-game hitting streak that has his overall line up to .318/.384/.494 with 14 homers, 66 RBI and 48 runs scored.
Jul 22 - 7:05 PM

Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

Posey is hitless in 12 career at-bats versus Odrisamer Despaigne, so manager Bruce Bochy thought it would be a good time to get him a breather. Hector Sanchez is behind the dish.
Jul 21 - 6:34 PM

Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with four RBI as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks 8-4 on Saturday.

Posey hit a two-run single in the top of the third, a one-run single in the top of the fourth, and another one-run single in the top of the eighth. He also drew a walk, lifting his season slash line to .318/.386/.498.
Jul 19 - 12:05 AM

Buster Posey (hamstring) had a nice night at the dish in his return to the Giants lineup on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Posey had missed the previous two games due to hamstring tightness. He's in the midst of another terrific season for the Giants, hitting .303/.373/.493 with 14 homers and 57 RBI through 81 games.
Jul 11 - 8:20 AM

Buster Posey is dealing with some hamstring tightness.

It explains why he's out of the lineup Wednesday for the second straight day. The Giants expect Posey to be back in there on Friday after Thursday's off day.
Jul 8 - 1:52 PM

Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup for the second straight day Wednesday.

There's been no indication to this point that Posey is injured, but something has to be up. The Giants should provide an update on him shortly. Andrew Susac is catching again Wednesday.
Jul 8 - 1:16 PM

Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

It looks to be a simple day of rest. Andrew Susac is behind the plate Tuesday.
Jul 7 - 6:51 PM

Buster Posey swatted his 14th home run of the season on Friday, but that was the Giants' only offense in a losing effort against the Nationals.

The solo shot off Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez briefly gave the Giants a 1-0 lead in the seventh inning, until the Nats struck back for a pair in the bottom half of the inning. Posey is having another terrific season at the dish, slashing .304/.375/.504 with 14 homers and 57 RBI.
Jul 3 - 8:52 PM

Buster Posey (head) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.

Posey homered off of flamethrower Carter Capps in the eighth inning to draw the Giants to within 5-4, but they would be unable to push across another run and ultimately fell by that final score. It's good to see him back in the lineup, as he took a foul ball off his mask in Wednesday's contest with the Marlins. After passing a concussion test, he hit in his normal cleanup spot and looked like his normal self on Thursday. Posey is hitting .304/.377/.496 with 13 homers and 56 RBI this season.
Jul 2 - 3:18 PM

Buster Posey (head) is starting at first base for the Giants on Thursday afternoon against the Marlins.

Posey left Wednesday's game after taking a foul ball off the center of his mask, but he passed a concussion test. He is batting cleanup Thursday against Jose Fernandez, who's making his first start in over 13 months.
Jul 2 - 11:30 AM

Buster Posey passed a concussion test after Wednesday's game.

Posey left the game after taking a foul ball off his mask. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the catcher felt "off" and didn't want to risk further injury. He'll be re-evaluated again Thursday, but as of now it appears he dodged a huge bullet.
Jul 1 - 10:12 PM

Buster Posey left Wednesday's game after taking a foul ball off his mask.

Posey stayed in after the incident, but he was removed in the fifth inning. He's being re-evaluated, likely for concussion symptoms, and the club may have a better prognosis after the game. Andrew Susac would be in line for the bulk of the playing time if Posey is forced to miss time.
Jul 1 - 9:22 PM

Buster Posey left Wednesday's game against the Marlins with an undisclosed injury.

There was nothing apparent, but Andrew Susac replaced Posey behind the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning. A few inning earlier Posey took a foul ball off his mask. The Giants should provide an update shortly.
Jul 1 - 8:37 PM

Buster Posey finished 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two runs scored against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Posey hit a solo home run in the third inning before doubling and scoring on a wild pitch in the sixth. The catcher is 11-for-24 (.458) with four doubles, two home runs, 13 RBI and eight runs scored during a six-game hitting streak. The hot stretch has his overall line up to .303/.378/.487.
Jun 30 - 10:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Chris Heston
6Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson