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Buster Posey returns to the Giants’ starting lineup

Sep 8, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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From beat writer Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that Buster Posey is back in the Giants’ starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks after sitting out four consecutive games because of a small fracture at the tip of his right ring finger.

Posey will play first base instead of catcher, and that may be a regular thing down the stretch as the out-of-contention defending World Series champions wrap up their disappointing 2013 regular season.

Posey suffered the fracture on Tuesday night when he was clipped on his right hand by a Madison Bumgarner pitch that bounced off the lip of home plate. The ball also ripped off the nail on his right ring finger — which sounds extremely painful.

Posey, 26, is batting .309/.377/.475 with 14 home runs and 69 RBI in 130 games for the 63-79 Giants.

  1. yankeepunk3000 - Sep 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    tHis numbers are great but they need someone else to protect Posey besides Sandavol. His wieght issue conitnues to be a problem so giants should go out and get a bat. maybe even trade sandavol for some pitching depth as well. He just dorsnt seem to want to lose the weight and Posey Needs some bats around him. He has the talent offensively to help this team dramatically

  2. Walk - Sep 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Just random thought I guess I but I like the format of the stat line. Until very recently a lot of websites would still give you the baseball card stat line .309 14hr 69rbi. A few places just give the 309/.377/.475 line. I have seen the format often just thought it was appropriate ,and slightly funny, considering how much people argue over the schools of thought

  3. nomoreseasontix - Sep 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    A story about a player coming back from a hangnail, who plays on a team that’s 85 games out of first place.
    The team across the bay is scrapping out wins to stay in first place, and not a word.

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