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Buster Posey on pace to be fully healthy by spring training

Oct 30, 2011, 10:16 AM EDT

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From Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle comes this promising update on young Giants catcher Buster Posey, who had his 2011 season cut short by a nasty late-May collision at home plate:

For the last six weeks, Posey has been rehabilitating and strengthening his leg in Scottsdale. He is taking batting practice. He has caught bullpen sessions from instructional-league pitchers. He is running 100-foot sprints, at 90 to 100 percent of full speed, he surmises, with no noticeable discomfort. … He is encouraged by his progress.

Posey ended his daily workouts this weekend and headed back to his home in Georgia to begin his offseason resting period. When it comes time for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training in February, he fully expects his once-fractured left leg to be all the way back to 100 percent.

Posey earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2010 after registering a .305 batting average, .862 OPS, 18 home runs and 67 RBI in 108 regular-season games. He was hitting .284/.368/.389 this year until the collision.

  1. brad209 - Oct 30, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Good to see Buster healing up quickly.

    • lazlosother - Oct 30, 2011 at 4:08 PM

      Agreed. Buster is one of the more exciting young players in either league, hope to see him fulfill his potential.

  2. Marty - Oct 30, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Cant wait to see a complete season from this guy.

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