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Amid the fuss surrounding Buster Posey, Freddy Sanchez and Brian Wilson, it must be remembered that Dan Runzler is attempting to rebound from an injury, too.

Drew back on field for first time since injury

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...

Spring training recap—Day 6

Today didn’t start out exactly on the right note when one particular Giants player’s name was not displayed on the list of pitchers scheduled to throw. No, I’m not talking about Tim Lincecum (stiff back), Ryan Vogelsong (strained back), or Dan Runzler (left lat). Instead, it was closer Brian Wilson whose name was ominously left off the schedule today, according to Comcast SportsNet’s...

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...

Buster Posey and the Long Journey Back to Home

We can look back and remember that gut-wrenching moment in May of 2011. And as Spring Training and the 2012 season powers into full gear, we'll read more and more about that horrible collision at home plate and see the replays on ESPN, FoxSports, and the MLB channel.  Beyond the obligatory interviews and the endless "one big question looms for the San Francisco Giants...

Giants direct Posey to no longer block plate

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.

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.

Tim Kawakami: This year should show if San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series run was a fluke

If Buster Posey stays healthy for the entire season, toss out 2011 and consider 2012 as a final, delayed test for the 2010 carry-over.

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...

Giants' Sanchez thinks he'll be ready Opening Day

, Ariz. - Second baseman Freddy Sanchez is the first to acknowledge he will not know how his surgically repaired right shoulder will feel when he makes a long throw to first on a double play or dives for a grounder....

Game On! Spring Training in Full-Swing

The boys of summer are baaack! The 2012 version of MLB Spring Training is now in full-force. You see new faces in you places, and some old faces that are happy to be back playing ball again. It’s nice to see Buster Posey and Adam Wainwright back in uniform. We’re going to have to come up with some predictions for 2012 by the end of this week. For now, hit the jump and enjoy...

Prospect delayed by visa issue

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...
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