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28 Buster Posey C
Height/Weight: 6-1/215 | Birthdate: 3/27/1987 | Birthplace: Leesburg, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Francisco | College: Florida State | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $8,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 47.29
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No cooling off for red-hit Buster Posey


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey has been red hot recently, and he continued that trend in a 5-4 win over the Tigers Saturday.

Posey posted his fifth multi-hit game in a row as he went 3 for 3, while reaching base one more time via walk. He clubbed a solo home run and scored twice as well in the win.

Posey has raised his batting average from .290 to .310 over the last 10 games, on the strength of eight multi-hit performances. He has drive in 17 runs and clubbed five homers in that stretch, while hitting .535.  


Buster Posey smacks walkoff home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey went 3 for 5 with three RBI and hit a walkoff, two-run home run in his team's 4-2 win over the Rockies Wednesday.

Posey gave his team a 2-1 lead with an RBI single in the seventh inning, but the Rockies managed to even the game in the top of the ninth. The catcher came up with one on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth and came through with a game-ending homer. Posey has hit .292/.348/.465 with 18 home runs and 68 RBI in 449 at-bats.


Buster Posey slugs two home runs in win vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey delivered all the offense to be had in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Rockies, going 2 for 4 with two home runs and three RBI.

Posey broke a scoreless tie with a two-run home run in the sixth inning before following with a solo home run in the eighth. That would be all the support starter Madison Bumgarner would need in his near-perfect game. Posey has hit .288/.346/.457 with 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 444 at-bats.


Buster Posey shrugs off injury concern with four-hit game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey shrugged off any injury concerns, reaching base five times Thursday night at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.

Posey doubled in the third, homered in the fifth, singled in the seventh and doubled again in the ninth. He finished the game 4 for 4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in a 5-3 victory.He is hitting .284/.345/.438 with 14 homers and 59 RBI over 425 at-bats.

Buster Posey able to play Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey will play Thursday against the Cubs, as he told the San Jose Mercury News prior to the start of the doubleheader.

Posey was forced to sit out Wednesday's game, but improved enough to return to the starting lineup. It is not clear if Posey will be in the lineup for both games of the doubleheader, as the teams finish off Tuesday's suspended game. 


Buster Posey dealing with hip issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey is dealing with left hip tightness, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Posey is scheduled to receive treatment Wednesday, and though he isn't in the starting lineup, he should be available off the bench. Manager Bruce Bochy hopes he'll be able to catch Thursday.


Buster Posey reaches base four times in win over Mets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey didn't record a hit but reached base four times, all on base on balls Monday against the Mets.

Posey finished 0 for 1 with four walks and a run scored in a 4-3 victory. Over his last six games, he's hitting .435 (10 for 23) with two doubles, a home run and three RBI. He owns a .287/.352/.444 with 13 homers and 57 RBI in 369 at-bats.

Buster Posey has four-hit, three-RBI outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey tied a season high with four hits during a 9-0 win Sunday against the Mets. Posey doubled, homered, singled twice and drove in three runs.

Posey got his first RBI on a double in the fifth inning. He then added his second and third RBI on a home run off Carlos Torres in the seventh inning.

It was his 13th home run and fourth in his last 17 games. Posey is batting .343 with four doubles and 15 RBI in his last 17 games.


Buster Posey hits 12th home run Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey hit his 12th home run Sunday against the Dodgers.

Posey struck in the bottom of the fifth. With the bases empty, he hit a 93 mph fastball from Hyun-Jin Ryu out to left field for the solo shot. Posey finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI.


Buster Posey has eight RBI in last four games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey drove in his team's only runs during a 3-2 loss Sunday at Miami with a one-out, two-RBI double off Brad Hand in the third inning. Posey, who has 16 doubles, finished 2 for 3 with one walk.

Posey has eight RBI in his last four games. He is batting .222 (12 for 54) with one home run, three doubles and 10 RBI in 14 July games.


Buster Posey belts grand slam in win over Arizona


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey plated four runs in his team's 8-4 win over the Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon.

Posey picked up four RBI in just one swing of a bat, taking starter Vidal Nuno deep for a grand slam in the fifth inning. He finished 1 for 5 with a run scored and four RBI. He owns a .275/.331/.422 slash line with 10 homers and 46 RBI in 306 at-bats.

Buster Posey picks up four hits in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey backed Tim Lincecum's no-hitter with a big game of his own Wednesday, in a 4-0 win over the Padres.

Posey drove in two runs with a seventh-inning double, as he put the finishing touches on the win. He went 4 for 4 overall in the game, with one extra-base hit to his credit.

Posey has looked more like himself in the month of June, after starting the season hitting just .254 through May. He is hitting .366 in June, and has his season line back up to .291/.360.438.  


Buster Posey makes it into lineup at DH Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey was in the starting lineup at DH Tuesday at Chicago White Sox after leaving Sunday's game with a head injury. Posey is batting .327 with a .500 slugging percentage, .821 OPS, two home runs, three doubles and seven RBI in 13 June games.

Buster Posey hopes to play Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey passed concussion tests and said his headaches were gone after leaving Sunday's game against the Rockies, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Posey exited after taking a foul tip off his catcher's mask.

He hopes to be in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

"As a competitor, you never want to come out," Posey said. "But when your head feels a little weird -- I've taken a couple of hard ones in the last three or four days -- I thought it was the right move."


Buster Posey leaves Sunday's game vs. Rockies


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey was lifted from Sunday's game against the Rockies in the fourth inning after taking a foul tip off the mask. It was the second time in the past week Posey was hit in the facemask by a foul tip, per CSN Bay Area.

Posey was 1 for 2 before leaving the game and being replaced by Hector Sanchez. The Giants announced Posey was removed as a precaution and will undergo further evaluation.


Buster Posey slugs ninth home run in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 5-4 loss to the Rockies Saturday.

Posey delivered a two-run home run in the fifth inning to tie the game and then gave his team a lead with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly. It was his first multihit performance in his last seven games. Posey has hit .269/.329/.420 with nine home runs and 32 RBI in 219 at-bats.


Buster Posey ends power drought with big homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey carried the team to a win Friday, as they downed the Mets 4-2.

Posey won the game with an eighth-inning home to drive in two runs and provide the winning margin. He went 3 for 4 overall in the game, to add to his first home run in more than a month.

Posey has eight home runs on the season, but Friday's was his first since early May. He was slowed by a back injury last month, but is now hitting .409 through the first five games of June.


Buster Posey back in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey returned to the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals after missing three straight games with a back problem. Posey is hitting .254 with seven homers and 25 RBI in 169 at-bats.

Buster Posey sidelined for third straight game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Giants star catcher Buster Posey is out Saturday in St. Louis for the third consecutive game with a back ailment.

The problem could be contributing to a long slump. Posey has just three singles in his last 32 at-bats. He has also not homered since May 3. His average has fallen from .306 to .254 since May 11.


Buster Posey out again Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey was not in the team's starting lineup Friday.

Posey missed Thursday's game, though the team did not announce an injury. He had been dealing with a back issue last week, however. Hector Sanchez will take his place behind the plate. Posey is hitting .254/.333/.396 over 169 at-bats.


Buster Posey set to sit Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey is out of the lineup for the game Thursday night in St. Louis. He had been dealing with a back ailment last week, but the reason for his absence against the Cardinals has yet to be reported.

Posey boasts a stat line of .254/.333/.396 on the season.


Buster Posey 'back' from two-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Rockies after missing two straight games with a back injury. Posey enters play Thursday mired in a 2-for-20 slump in his last six games.

Buster Posey expected back Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey could be back in the starting lineup in time for Thursday's series finale against the Rockies, after missing two games in a row with a nerve issue in his back.

In fact, manager Bruce Bochy told MLB.com Posey has a "good chance" of making his return, after being available off the bench in consecutive games. Posey is not expected to be hidden at first base in order to keep him from behind the plate, which should mean the injury is not an issue moving forward. 


Buster Posey sidelined again Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey is out of the starting lineup yet again Wednesday against the Rockies, due to a nerve injury in his back. Posey was available in the event of an emergency Tuesday, and is likely available again, though a timeline for returning to the lineup has not been established. 

Buster Posey available in emergency Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey's absence from the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies does not appear to be a cause for major concern.

Though he may need a few days out of the starting lineup to rest, Posey is likely to miss just one or two days due to a nerve issue in his back. He has been medically cleared to catch, and will be available in case of an emergency Tuesday, according to the San Jose Mercury News