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Buster Posey said he had a hard time digesting the replays of Stephen Drews severe ankle injury.
It made my stomach turn watching it, said Posey, who suffered a similar but less stressful ankle injury last May.
Drew was back in his natural habitat Monday, taking grounders at shortstop on one of the Diamondbacks' practice field at Salt River Fields, the first time he has done baseball activities with the team since his injury last July 20. He worked for about 15-20 minutes before taking a turn in the batting cage.
"It was weird and good at the same time. Overall, I was pretty pleased. It was a good day," Drew said.
Drew began hitting earlier in his rehab process and expects to be on the same schedule Tuesday, ankle permitting.
"Well see when I come in", Drew said, referring to his arrival on Tuesday.
"That will be the key -- how much can I do before I cant do anything and have to take two days off? We are kind of playing it by ear. Its not like pull...
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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...
Buster Posey is heading into 2012 with a new job description. As an MLB catcher, it was once Posey’s job to block the plate if it was the only way he could make an out on a tag play at home. After suffering a gruesome injury by blocking the plate last season, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has ordered his star catcher to find other ways to apply the tag this season.
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After a violent collision at home plate ended Buster Posey's season in May last season, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has instructed his All-Star catcher to no longer block home plate when a player is trying to score.
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has instructed catcher Buster Posey to no longer block the plate to avoid potential collisions.
Posey's 2011 season came to an end after he suffered a broken left ankle that required reconstructive surgery following a collision at home plate with Florida's Scott Cousins on May 25.
"I'll take this out of Buster's hands...
Hoping to preserve Buster Posey's health, which was shattered by the horrific left leg injuries he sustained in a home-plate collision last May 25, manager Bruce Bochy has advised him to avoid blocking the plate against oncoming baserunners.
Something extremely important -- his identity as the catcher, cleanup man and quiet leader of a World Series champion -- was taken from Buster Posey in a heartbeat last May.
Buster Posey squatted into his catcher's crouch for his first spring training bullpen session and began receiving pitches from ace Tim Lincecum, then Matt Cain.
Early workload will be lighter for Posey, Wilson, Sanchez
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Giants prospect Angel Villalona has had his visa delayed back home in the Dominican Republic for what the team was told are weight and health issues.
Darron Cummings Associated Press
Giants catcher Buster Posey draws a crowd while signing autographs following a spring training workout at Scottsdale Stadium. Mean- while, prospect Angel Villalona's visa...