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).
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.