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Buster Posey cleared to begin light workouts

Jul 8, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

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The Giants basically ruled catcher Buster Posey out for the rest of the 2011 season following his late-May surgery to repair a broken bone in his left leg and torn ligaments in his left ankle.

But life goes on, and Posey was cleared by team physicians this week to begin doing light workouts.

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the 24-year-old exercised on a stationary bike Wednesday for the first time since his season-ending home plate collision with Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins. Posey wore a protective boot while pedaling, but progress is progress.

“It was nice to get a little sweat going,” the rehabbing backstop told the Chronicle.

Posey, the fifth overall pick in 2008, batted .284/.368/.389 with four home runs and 21 RBI in 45 games this season. He won Rookie of the Year honors in 2010 after finishing with an .862 OPS and 18 homers.

  1. jjschiller - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Braves fan here, still angry over the NLDS… all year it’s been nothing but bad news about Posey, so I didn’t feel like it was decent to attack him.

    But this is close enough to good news for me. So:

    Buster Posey was OUT! TWICE!
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    STILL OUT, BUSTER!

    • drmonkeyarmy - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:16 PM

      Perhaps, but if you guys didn’t have that sieve at second base you could have had the honor of losing to the Phillies in the NLCS.

      • jjschiller - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:20 PM

        Interesting direction you took that one..

      • jjschiller - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:21 PM

        It’s like Name That Tune..

        We can get this thread to the Phillies in TWO COMMENTS!

        And we didn’t even need Bicepts to do it.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM

        Sometimes I blatantly ignore the thread and just talk about whatever Phillies topic is on my mind. To be fair in this instance, your comment just lead right into it.

    • 1paulkemp1 - Jul 8, 2011 at 6:54 PM

      Sorry, but I can’t hear you with my world series ring in one ear and Rookie of the Year award in the other….

      — Buster “don’t hate me, hate yourself” Posey

      • jjschiller - Jul 8, 2011 at 8:10 PM

        You mean Buster “don’t hate me, hate Scott Cousins” Posey.

      • 1paulkemp1 - Jul 8, 2011 at 9:21 PM

        HAHA! Although your retort maintains there is no reason to hate on Buster….

  2. nats43 - Jul 9, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Anyone who hates Buster may be a fan of some baseball team, but is not a fan of the sport of BASEBALL.

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