by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (1:57 pm ET) Giants catcher Buster Posey's solo home run in the eighth inning Friday against Colorado narrowed what was a five-run deficit at one point to just one, but the team ended up falling just short in a 10-9 loss.
Posey did his part, reaching base in three of his five plate appearances, going 2 for 3 with a walk and a sacrifice fly. He drove in two runs and scored two more. He is now batting .293 on the season.
Buster Posey racks up three RBI
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Giants catcher Buster Posey accounted for all of San Francisco's offense as he launched his fifth home run of the season Thursday night against the Braves.
Posey, who singled in a run in the first, kept things going as he took starter Julio Teheran deep in the third inning for a two-run home run. He finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and three RBI in a 6-3 defeat.
After going without a home run in his first 16 games, Posey has homered five times in his last 17 games. He is hitting .357 with 11 walks, five home runs and 16 RBI over that span. The 26-year-old has a .296/.395/.528 line in 112 at-bats.
Buster Posey revels in first walk-off
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Giants catcher Buster Posey drilled a walk-off home run in the ninth inning -- the first game-winning hit of his career -- to lift San Francisco to a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers Friday night. Posey, the reigning NL MVP, went 2 for 3 with his second homer in the past five games.
"Just enjoying the moment, taking in all the excitement," Posey said of the home run, his fourth of the season. "It's a good one. It's a good feeling. It was already a long game for a 1-1 game into the ninth. It's a good win."
Buster Posey adds pinch of power
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Giants catcher Buster Posey continues to heat up after a slow start as he socked his third home run of the season during Sunday's series finale against the Padres.
Posey took reliever Brad Brach in the eighth inning for a two-run home run. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI in a 6-4 defeat.
Posey has recorded a hit in each of his last nine games. He is hitting .400 (12 for 40) with two doubles, three homers, five runs scored and eight RBI during his modest streak. He is batting .286 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 77 at-bats.
Buster Posey out of Wednesday's lineup
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Giants catcher Buster Posey is out of Wednesday's lineup against Arizona, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Posey is out for the day game following a night game. Posey has started 18 of the club's 21 games with a .250/.338/.453 (128 OPS+) batting line. Guillermo Quiroz gets the nod behind the plate.
Buster Posey ends home run hex
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) It may have taken 17 games but Giants catcher Buster Posey finally joined a club inhabited by only three other San Francisco players. Posey, the reigning NL MVP, drilled his first homer -- a two-run blast in the fifth inning -- for his first regular-season home run since last Oct. 2.
Prior to Posey's drive, only Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford had accounted for the previous 10 homers for the power-starved Giants. Posey is now carrying a three-game hitting streak for a .232 batting average.
Buster Posey to receive more workload at catcher
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Giants catcher Buster Posey, who went 1 for 3 with a single Saturday night against the Padres, is expected to see an increase in playing time, manager Bruce Bochy told MLB.com.
"I think when it's all said and done -- knock on wood, he stays healthy -- you'll see he'll catch more games this year," Bochy said. "But at the same time, we want to keep him fresh and take care of him."
Posey has started 14 games at catcher and is on pace to catch 126 games. He caught just 112 games last season. The 26-year-old is expected to start again at catcher Sunday. Posey is hitting .231 with six RBI in 52 at-bats. He is still looking for his first home run of the season.
Buster Posey having MVP hangover?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Giants catcher Buster Posey was held out of the starting lineup Thursday at Milwaukee for the second time in four games. He was once again replaced by Hector Sanchez.
Posey entered play Thursday mired in a 2-for-18 slump in his last six games, dropping his season average to .213 (10 for 47). Posey, the reigning NL MVP, has yet to hit a home run in 14 games.
Buster Posey adds to RBI total
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Giants catcher Buster Posey fell a home run short of the cycle in Wednesday's series finale against the Rockies.
He drove in Angel Pagan with a triple in his first at-bat and came around to score on Joaquin Arias' base hit later in the frame. Then after an RBI double in the second inning, the 26-year-old singled home Barry Zito in the fifth.
Posey finished 3 for 5 with three RBI and two runs scored in the 10-0 win.
He is batting .276 (8 for 29) with four RBI through eight games.
Buster Posey given much-needed rest
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy decided to sit catcher Buster Posey Tuesday against Colorado. He gave the job catching Tim Lincecum to Hector Sanchez instead.
Bochy said he knows the decision to start Sanchez will "raise some eyebrows," but he didn't really care, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Giants' starting catcher has struggled after seven games and 24 at-bats with just five hits and an RBI. He drove in his first run in Monday's win over the Rockies.
Buster Posey working through slow start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Giants catcher Buster Posey finally produced his first RBI of the season in the team's seventh game Monday at Colorado. However, Posey still doesn't have a home run or multi-hit contest.
Posey, the reigning NL MVP, is batting .208 (5 for 24) with one double, two walks and six strikeouts in seven games. He's also hit into three double plays.
Buster Posey may see more time at first
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013)Buster Posey received the start behind the plate for the fifth time this season in Saturday's matchup between the Giants and Cardinals.
Posey has started at first base once thus far and manager Bruce Bochy told MLB.com that the 26-year-old would "maybe" appear at first base a few more games this year in order to keep him as healthy as possble. He started at first 29 times last season.
"But if it's not broken," Bochy said, "don't fix it."
Posey, who signed an eight-year extension in spring training, is 3 for 13 (.231) through four games.
Buster Posey gets into hit column
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Giants catcher Buster Posey finally contributed his first hit of the season in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, which was a single off starter Hyun-Jin Ryu. However, it was his only hit of the game.
Posey is 1 for 7 (.143) with one run and no RBI through the Giants' first two games. Although, Posey was hitting just .250 (2 for 8) through the Giants' first two games last season before homering in the third game.
Buster Posey earns giant deal
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) The Giants and catcher Buster Posey agreed to an eight-year extension Friday that will keep him in San Francisco through at least the 2021 season, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.
The deal, which covers his remaining three years of arbitration, is worth $167 million and holds an option for 2022. It’s the longest contract ever awarded to a catcher and worth the second-most money, behind the eight-year $184 million deal the Twins gave Joe Mauer in 2010.
It’s also the largest contract in Giants history, surpassing the six-year, $127.5 million deal signed by pitcher Matt Cain in 2012 and the seven-year, $126 million pact signed by pitcher Barry Zito in 2006. It's also the most money ever guaranteed to a player with fewer than three years of service time.
Posey, the reigning National League MVP, owns a career .314 batting average and .380 on-base percentage in just 308 games. He was the only catcher in the majors last season with at least 100 RBI and a .300 average.
Jon Heyman: Giants, Buster Posey talking long-term deal
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the Giants and NL MVP Buster Posey have begun talks about a long-term contract. However, the two sides aren't close to an agreement.
Players defying ADP in the first two rounds
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013)Average Draft Position is no exact science, and our Live H2H draft yielded a few surprises. Justin Verlander had been getting selected on average around 4th-5th overall, but he fell to 15th. Meanwhile, Buster Posey's ADP is 28th, yet he went 20th overall.
Hector Sanchez out with sore shoulder
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez was scratched from Thursday's spring lineup becuase of a sore shoulder. Sanchez, who is expected to be Buster Posey's backup, has been limited to 21 innings this spring because of shoulder and calf injuries.
Posey's ankle no longer an issue
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/18/2013) For San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, the workouts this spring may be different from a year ago, but the intensity remains the same. Last spring, Posey's training centered around rehab for his surgically repaired ankle as he aggressively tried to regain his standout form. The extensive work resulted in the NL MVP Award after he paced the majors with a .336 batting average while racking up 24 homers and 103 RBI. Now, the ankle is no longer a thought. "I'm still amazed at where he is at as far as the injury," manager Bruce Bochy told reporters last week. "It's like it never happened. It's not even an issue -- it's not even discussed."
Posey and Giants agree to deal
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/18/2013) CBSSports.com Senior Columnsit Danny Knobler reported on Friday that catcher Buster Posey, the 2012 National League MVP, has agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Giants, avoiding arbitration.