A couple of weeks ago we passed along word that the Giants were going to give Buster Posey looks all over the infield, possibly even at shortstop, in order to give him playing time. Today Bruce Bochy seemed to walk that back a bit. A tweet from the Merc’s Andre Baggarly:
Bochy clarifies on Buster Posey: He’ll just take a few grounders at 1B to keep him off his legs on occasion. “He’s a catcher.”
Now if only Bochy would take the extra step and say he’s a starting catcher.
The Braves got a scare last night after first baseman Freddie Freeman was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was doubly scary given that, less than a year ago, the same wrist was fractured when Aaron Loup plunked him last year, causing Freeman to miss over a month and a half.
Good news, though: the Braves just announced that Freeman’s X-rays are negative and that he’s day-to-day.
On the season, Freeman is batting .288/.468/.492 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances.