The San Francisco Giants received some good news even though catcher Buster Posey exited Sunday's 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks with a thumb injury.
According to The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly, Posey's X-rays came back negative after he exited Sunday's game in the sixth inning with a left thumb contusion after being struck by a foul ball from Diamondbacks pinch hitter Daulton Varsho.
Buster Posey Xrays negative. Thumb contusion.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) July 5, 2021
It's a massive sigh of relief for the Giants' dream season and Posey's comeback campaign. A more severe injury could have derailed the team's surprisingly successful year.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler even had a large grin across his face during postgame interviews because the news was better than expected.
"You see me smiling," Kapler said, according to ESPN. "That's my level of relief."
Kapler said that Posey would not start Monday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals but could be available off the bench. That's certainly a good sign for the Giants, who are first in the NL West with a 53-30 record.
Posey, who was recently named to his seventh All-Star team, is hitting .328/.421/.547 with 12 home runs and 28 RBI this season. He's on pace for his best season since his MVP campaign in 2012.