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Buster Posey is hitting in cage and catching bullpen sessions

Oct 12, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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Buster Posey‘s surgically repaired left leg is strong enough that he caught an eight-minute bullpen session yesterday at the Giants’ instructional league complex in Arizona, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

That means Posey is slightly ahead of schedule, as the Giants had set November 1 as the target date for catching live pitching.

Giants trainer Dave Groeschner told Schulman that Posey “is feeling good and progressing well” from the May 25 collision at home plate that ended his season. In addition to catching the bullpen sessions he’s also been hitting in a cage, so barring a setback Posey should be cleared for a full workload heading into spring training.

  1. halladaysbicep - Oct 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Anyone teaching him how to block a plate?

    • sonoco - Oct 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM

      Yep. They told him to pay attention to who’s on base. If there’s a scrub tagging from 3rd who wants to make a name for himself then get a little further up the line then you already were.

      • citynative - Oct 12, 2011 at 7:50 PM

        Ok….I will get to my point in an inline reply (you like that Marty?).

        Sonoco –

        When you use words like “scrub” and and a phrase like “wants to make a name for himself”….What does status has to do with competing on a field of play? Have you ever played?

  2. Kyle - Oct 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Good news. Baseball is a lot cooler when its young stars actually play.

  3. citynative - Oct 12, 2011 at 2:32 PM


    This is a website called Hardball Talk. Keep your soft stuff off of it.

    • Marty - Oct 12, 2011 at 3:21 PM


      This is an inline reply to your post. Please learn how to use it.

  4. citynative - Oct 12, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Cool dude. I don’t get it.

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