U San Francisco Giants he received some good news even though catcher Buster Posey pulled off Sunday’s 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks with a thumb injury.
According to Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly, Posey’s X-rays came back negative after coming out of Sunday’s game in the sixth inning with a left thumb contusion after being hit by a wrong ball from Diamondbacks pinch hitter Daulton Varsho.
It’s a sigh of relief for the Giants ’dream season and Posey’s return campaign. A more severe injury could have derailed the team’s surprisingly successful year.
Giants director Gabe Kapler also had a big smile on his face during the postgame interviews because the news was better than expected.
“You see me smiling,” Kapler said, according to him ESPN. “That’s my level of relief.”
Kapler said Posey won’t start Monday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, but he could be available off the bench. It’s certainly a good sign for the Giants, who are first in NL West with a 53-30 record.
Posey, who was recently named to his seventh All-Star team, is hitting .328 / .421 / .547 with 12 home runs and 28 RBI this season. He is in rhythm for his best season since his MVP campaign in 2012.