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SF Giants place C Buster Posey on IL, activate RHP Logan Webb

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: Base runner Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases to score on a double by Donovan Solano #7 in the bottom of the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Oracle Park on June 06, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: Base runner Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases to score on a double by Donovan Solano #7 in the bottom of the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Oracle Park on June 06, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 26: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI double, scoring Brandon Belt #9 against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning at Oracle Park on April 26, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The SF Giants made a pair of roster moves on Friday, placing catcher Buster Posey on the 10-day injured list with a thumb contusion to create a roster spot for right-handed pitcher Logan Webb, who returned from his own stint on the IL. Webb started last night’s game against the Washington Nationals, completing three innings of shutout ball. Posey had not appeared in a game since injuring his thumb on July 4th against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The SF Giants placed C Buster Posey on the IL and activated Logan Webb.

Posey’s long-term prognosis remains relatively positive.  X-rays on his injured finger came back negative, and the Giants will not miss him in many games with the All-Star break around the corner. With that said, the move precludes Posey from participating in this year’s midsummer classic. The Giants backstop had been selected for his first All-Star game since 2018. In fact, he’s had one of the best first halves of his career, blasting 12 home runs and posting a .328/.421./.547 triple-slash.

Webb has been a mainstay in the Giants rotation over the past three seasons. However, after struggling to work deep into games in 2019 and 2020, he seemed to take another step forward this season. In his age-24 season, Webb has completed 49 innings, struck out 54, walked 17, and recorded a 3.86 ERA across 10 appearances (nine starts).

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The SF Giants continue to be hampered by injuries. However, at least for now, they should not be without catcher Buster Posey for long. With just a few days remaining until the All-Star break, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is willing to give one of his stars a few extra days off to bring pitcher Logan Webb back onto the roster.

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