The SF Giants received some positive injury news on Thursday when catcher Buster Posey was able to play catch with bullpen and catching coach Craig Albernaz before their 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Posey was forced to leave Wednesday’s game after a hard foul tip went directly off his facemask. Posey felt some dizziness after the game but has not been diagnosed with a concussion. Still, it’s not uncommon for concussions to take some time to be diagnosed.
SF Giants catcher Buster Posey seemed to take a step forward on Thursday.
While Posey did not play on Thursday, backup catcher Curt Casali had already been slated to give Posey a day off prior to the hard foul ball. The Giants did assign catcher Chadwick Tromp to the team’s taxi squad but opted to leave him off the active roster because Posey has reportedly not shown any more symptoms of a concussion.
Losing Posey would be a massive blow to the Giants lineup. In 66 games this season, Posey is hitting .324/.416/.542 with 10 doubles and 13 home runs. After opting out of the 2020 season due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida State alum has returned to the field playing like he’s back in his prime. While Posey has looked like his younger self on both sides of the ball, the Giants have remained committed to giving him ample opportunities to rest and maintain his body. Even with those precautions, Posey has already had one stint on the injured list this season. If he did avoid a concussion, the Giants would be thankful to keep his powerful bat in the lineup.
The SF Giants have a far more dynamic lineup when catcher Buster Posey is behind the plate. While they aren’t fully out of the woods yet, it seems like he avoided a concussion on Wednesday and should be back in the squat over the coming days.