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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has told catcher Buster Posey not to block home plate this upcoming season. The Giants lost Posey for most of the 2011 MLB season last May after a collision at home plate with Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins. Posey tore three ligaments in his left ankle and broke a bone in his lower part of his leg. According to USA Today at spring training on Sunday Bochy flat out stated "I don't want him to block the plate right now." Posey who was the the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year returned to the diamond on Sunday as pitchers and catchers reported for the Giants in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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