Buster Posey Injury: Giants Catcher Hurt In Collision

In Wednesday night's game between the Giants and the Marlins, the Marlins had one out and runners on the corners in the top of the 12th when Emilio Bonifacio lifted a shallow fly ball to the outfield. Scott Cousins tagged up and scored on the play, but at home plate he collided with Giants catcher Buster Posey, who appeared to sustain a nasty injury.

Posey

Posey remained on the ground for quite some time, and couldn't put any weight on his left ankle as he was helped off the field. This is probably why.

 Andrew Baggarly:

Posey going for xrays. It's funereal in clubhouse.

Posey and Eli Whiteside are the only two catchers on the Giants' 40-man roster. Assuming that Posey has to miss some time, the Giants will be forced into some roster gymnastics. Chris Stewart is the regular backstop with AAA Fresno.

Posey has played in 45 of the Giants' 48 games, with a .284 average and four home runs. He's the second spectacular young catcher to be injured in a collision in less than a calendar year, after Cleveland's Carlos Santana suffered a serious knee injury last August.

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