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Buster Posey ruled out for season after ankle surgery

May 29, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT

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Buster Posey has two screws inserted into his ankle in surgery Sunday and was officially ruled out for the season, Giants trainer Dave Groeschner said.

Posey also had three torn ligaments in his left ankle repaired by Giants physicians.

He is slated to have a second surgery in 8-10 weeks to remove the hardware from his ankle.

When asked if Posey would be ready for Opening Day, Groescher responded: “I would think so.  I think it’s a good prognosis.”

With Posey out, the Giants are currently going with Eli Whiteside as their starting catcher.  They were shut out by the Brewers on Sunday, losing for the third time in four games since Posey went down.

  1. cup0pizza - May 30, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Buh bye.

  2. jerrywheeler - May 30, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    it all boils down to Major League Baseball’s ineptitude to take care of its players … clean play or not … http://bleacherreport.com/articles/714293-san-francisco-giants-buster-posey-and-the-blind-eye-of-major-league-baseball

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