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MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants have held catcher Buster Posey out of recent lineups due to an injured finger, and the team discovered yesterday that the backstop is in fact dealing with a fractured digit. The Giants announced the news, as Posey told reporters -- including Chris Haft of MLB.com -- that he has been told by doctors that he'll be able to play through the injury.
"From what I'm hearing from trainers and doctors, it's
something that hopefully in a couple of days, once it calms down, I'll be able
to play through it," Posey said after the Giants' 4-2 loss to the Arizona
X-rays taken yesterday confirmed the fracture. The injury was sustained during Tuesday's game when Posey was hit on the hand by a curveball he was attempting to block. The ball carried enough force to nearly rip off the catcher's ring fingernail, and it's now clear that wasn't the only damage suffered.
The fracture is not displaced, which means that it will be able to correct itself without surgery. At this point, Posey doesn't feel he will be negatively impacted while throwing, but he admitted that he hasn't attempted to really grab a bat.
In Posey's absence, the Giants continued to use reserve Hector Sanchez behind the plate. Since rosters expanded, San Francisco is also carrying catcher Johnny Monell.
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