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Buster Posey out Wednesday with sore ring finger

Sep 4, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

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Giants catcher Buster Posey lost the nail on his right ring finger in the sixth inning Tuesday when he was clipped by a Madison Bumgarner bouncer and is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale at Petco Park against the Padres.

Posey told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that the finger is still sore. The hope is that he will be ready for Friday’s series opener against the Diamondbacks. Hector Sanchez is starting behind the plate on Wednesday in San Diego.

Posey has batted .309/.377/.475 with 14 home runs and 69 RBI in 130 games this season for the defending World Series champions, who are currently 22 games back of the first-place Dodgers in the National League West standings.

  1. joelgold - Sep 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Ouch! Catching, what fun……

    • Jeff M. - Sep 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

      True. Who, in their right mind, thinks, “That guys’s going to throw a hard ball at my face about 100 times at around 90 miles an hour, and I’ll try to catch it. Man, that’s the life for me!”

  2. beaverdam21 - Sep 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Johnny Bench’s father told him the best odds of making the Majors were by trying to become a catcher because it is the position the fewest number of people choose to play.

    • jm91rs - Sep 4, 2013 at 9:29 PM

      I’ve heard that story too but I’m pretty sure the baseball gods decided #5 was going to be the greatest of all time long before his father ever told him that.

      • dexterismyhero - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

        Did they also say he was going to be light in his loafers?

  3. skerney - Sep 5, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    It’s all those rings he’s won. It finally caught up to him. Poor guy.

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