If there is one thing I learned from spending the week talking to media members at Spring Training, it’s that Buster Posey hates answering questions about his ankle.
He shut us up a little bit by getting his first hit of the spring, an opposite-field home run off Tony Sipp in last Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Indians. Still, this type of injury and required rehab poses more questions than it answers and it remains to be seen if Buster Posey can regain his 2010 form, where he was one most productive catchers in all of baseball.
Fortunately for the fanalysts, there is a nice test case for a young catcher coming back from a devastating leg injury caused by a plate collision. Indians’ catcher Carlos Santana, who was the guy behind the dish when Posey took Sipp yard, suffered a strained collateral ligament in his knee in 2010 after a collision with the Red Sox Ryan Kalish.
Santana, 25, had been giving the Indians All Star-caliber production from the catcher position before Ka...