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Buster Posey’s rehab is going off without a hitch

Dec 10, 2011, 8:58 AM EDT

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Chris Haft of MLB.com checked in yesterday with Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner, who said that Buster Posey‘s rehab from left leg injuries is going well.

Groeschner said that Posey’s current regimen mainly involves cardiovascular work, such as riding a stationary bicycle and running on a treadmill. In early January, Posey will resume baseball-related activities such as hitting and throwing and will run on flat ground. He performed these activities during September and October at the Giants’ training complex in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Posey’s 2011 season came to an unfortunate and ugly end in a nasty home-plate collision with the Marlins’ Scott Cousins in late-May. The injuries included torn ligaments in his left ankle and a fractured bone in his lower leg.

The Giants expect Posey to be ready to participate in drills when spring training begins in mid-February. The plan calls for him to be the primary catcher next season, though Bruce Bochy said earlier this week that they may give him occasional playing time at first base in order to keep his bat in the lineup and ease the burden on his leg.

  1. marklar1025 - Dec 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Keep getting better Buster – Giants need you more than ever.

    • bigdicktater - Dec 10, 2011 at 2:50 PM

      Amen.

  2. hittfamily - Dec 11, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    So now they have Belt, Huff, and Posey to rotate at first. They need a 5th starter. Davis/Niemann for Belt before Texas, Angels, or Cincy snatches one of them?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 12, 2011 at 1:17 PM

      Belt will likely relinquish Huff, if and when he starts to heavily underperform.

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