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Buster Posey Told NOT to block home plate in 2012

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...

Posey instructed not to block home plate

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.

SF to Posey: Don’t Block Plate. Twins to Mauer: Do.

Last summer, a home plate collision between Scott Cousins and Buster Posey ended Posey’s season and touched off a discussion about catching technique and team culture. Shortly after Posey’s injury, Oakland general manager Billy Beane ordered his catcher, Kurt Suzuki, not to block the plate: I don’t want you planting yourself in front of the plate waiting to get creamed. You’re...

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