Buster Posey

Buster Posey’s MRI is clean, out of lineup for Friday’s game

By Nick Vezmar

Sep 25, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) hits a single against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Buster Posey has been pulled from a handful of games recently with back tightness, including last night’s game. There is no secret, nobody is fully healthy at this point, and extreme caution needs to be exercised if the Giants have any postseason plans.

So it shouldn’t be out of the ordinary that an MRI was ordered for Posey’s back, just to make sure there were no lingering issues. He will be out from tonight’s game against the Padres, as reported by the Bay Area News Group’s writer Alex Pavlovic:

Even with the back tightness, Posey found ways to contribute in last night’s game. This adds on to the great numbers he has put up in the second half of the season, as he leads the Giants currently in batting average, home runs and runs batted in.

But “very cautious” should be taken at face value, given that the Giants haven’t disclosed a lot in terms of injuries to their players this entire season. When they do, it seems to be a lot worse than what was initially reported.

If Posey’s injury requires any more rest beyond tonight’s game, then there should be cause for alarm. The Giants only remaining rest days are the two days in between the last game of the season and the wild card game.