The San Francisco Giants have actually positioned catcher Buster Posey on the 10- day hurt list, retroactive to July 5, the club revealed Friday. Posey hurt his left thumb late in the video game on July 4 in Arizona. He captured a pitch and instantly shook his glove hand while appearing to recoil in discomfort.
Posey hasn’t played ever since, as he and the group were hoping this hurt list stint might be prevented, however obviously it hasn’t recovered as rapidly as they ‘d like. In addition, an MRI has actually exposed a bone contusion. Considered that he requires to capture high speed pitches with that hand, he’ll require it to be completely recovered prior to he returns.
Posey was enacted to be the beginning catcher for the National League in next Tuesday’s All-Star Video game, however rather he’s going to need to withdrawal.
More significantly, this is a hard blow to the Giants. They go into Friday night with a one-game lead in the hotly-contested NL West over the Dodgers and a four-game lead over the Padres. Posey, who won the 2012 NL MVP, has actually repeated to prime kind this season at age 34 after pulling out of the 2020 season. He’s striking.328/.421/.547(165 OPS ) with 12 homers and 28 RBI in 58 video games. That type of production is extremely hard to change, even in other words stints.
With Posey out, the Giants will rely on the duo of Curt Casali and Chadwick Tromp for capturing tasks. Capturing possibility Joey Bart, who saw a long time in the majors last season and had one plate look this year, stays on the Triple-A lineup in the meantime, where he’s striking.338/.400/.581 with 8 homers and 33 RBI in 35 video games.