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Buster Posey makes it through his first play at the plate

Mar 24, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

San Francisco Giants' Posey waits for the ball during their spring training game against Seattle Mariners in Scottsdale

Buster Posey was involved in a play at the plate last night for the first time since he suffered a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments in a collision with Marlins’ outfielder Scott Cousins last May 25.

Rangers’ shortstop Elvis Andrus singled into center field and center fielder Angel Pagan made a strong throw to the plate. Posey positioned himself a couple feet in front of home plate to receive the throw and made a lunging swipe tag at a sliding Mitch Moreland. The runner was ruled safe, but most importantly, Posey made it through the play unscathed.

While it was an important hurdle to cross, Posey told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that he was mostly focused on his technique.

“I was more thinking kind of about the work we’d done this spring and all the practice and stuff,” Posey said. “And I think … I think it was good.”

Reflecting on Posey’s collision with Cousins is inevitable and it will likely be brought up every time a runner is bearing down on him this season and perhaps for longer, but hopefully we’ll get to the day where plays at the plate become routine again.

  1. Old Gator - Mar 24, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    ….while at the same time, the Feesh announced yesterday that Scott Cousins, rusty from some injuries of his own, was optioned to 3A Nawleens. Now they get to see if Aaron Rowand can crack the Mendoza Line. Good luck. Has Mike Cameron left for his Mediterranean cruise yet?

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