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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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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


Buster Posey dealing with nerve issue in back


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies, and he might not be back for a few days.

Posey is dealing with nerve irritation in his back that will require some time off to rest. Manager Bruce Bochy told the San Jose Mercury News Posey is day to day, but  might need one or two days off before getting back. 


Buster Posey set to sit Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in the Wednesday lineup against Pittsburgh. Hector Sanchez will start in his place.

Posey has been on a roll with 16 hits in his last 37 at-bats to raise his average from .219 to .291. He has seven RBI and seven runs in his last 10 games.


Buster Posey knocks seventh home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-1 win over the Braves Saturday.

Posey's home run was one of three off Atlanta starter Julio Teheran. He has hit .263/.342/.495 with seven home runs and 14 RBI in 99 at-bats.


Buster Posey smashes home run in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey drew the start at first base Tuesday, going 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs and a solo home run in his team's 6-0 win over the Padres.

Posey connected on his sixth home run in the first inning to stake his team to a 2-0 lead. Last season, Posey didn't hit his sixth home run until May 17. He has hit .253/.343/.483 with 12 RBI in 87 at-bats.


Buster Posey batting third Saturday vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey is back in the lineup and batting third for Saturday's game against the Padres.

Posey took a foul tip off his shoulder Thursday and was limited to pinch-hitting Friday, but he'll resume his regular role Saturday after giving the injury a little bit of rest. He has hit .255/.339/.436 with three home runs and eight RBI in 55 at-bats.


Buster Posey sitting out Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, and that doesn't come as much of a surprise. Posey took a foul tip off his shoulder late Thursday night, and manager Bruce Bochy told reporters he expected to rest Posey Friday. 

Buster Posey might rest Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey might get the day off Friday against the Padres, after taking a foul ball off his shoulder late in Thursday's game against the Dodgers. He stayed in the game but manager Bruce Bochy told CNSBayArea.com afterwards he might give Posey to day off to rest it. 

Buster Posey back in lineup Saturday vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.

Posey was given Friday off, and he'll make his first appearance of the season at first base Saturday. He's jumped out to a hot start this season, hitting .351/.400/.622 with three home runs and seven RBI in 37 at-bats.