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Buster Posey scratched… due to shingles?

Apr 11, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

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Buster Posey was a late scratch from Wednesday’s starting lineup due to a shingles, CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly reports.

According to Baggarly, Posey said he came down with the painful rash and blisters after Sunday’s game and that it made it difficult for him to sleep. Still, he expects to play Thursday.

With Posey out, Hector Sanchez is doing the catching for the Giants tonight and Aubrey Huff is batting cleanup.

If you’d like to know more about shingles and see some increasingly disgusting pictures, head on over to wikipedia for a rockin’ good time (here’s a tip: read the first three paragraphs and move on. Don’t scroll down).

  1. skerney - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM


  2. ezthinking - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Is he our next Joe Mauer?

  3. pellypell - Apr 11, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Mauer? No. Braun? Yes. Shingles aka. Herpes zoster.

  4. micker716 - Apr 11, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Two things Posey sucks at: having an active immune system, and blocking the plate.

  5. rodgersmvp - Apr 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    I had shingles when I was 16, and the comments here suck. Sometimes you are just unlucky and come down with it, there’s no reason to insult him.

    Also: Shingles freaking sucks, hope he has a speedy recovery.

  6. stex52 - Apr 11, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Usually a disease for people past 60. Posey could stand a little change in his luck. I am sure it was miserable for you, but I think micker was just making a little joke.

  7. stex52 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    BTW, “Scratched due to shingles”? Har har har

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