Giants News: San Francisco Gets Tough Buster Posey Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The San Francisco Giants got bad news regarding catcher Buster Posey's latest injury update.
The San Francisco Giants got bad news regarding catcher Buster Posey's latest injury update. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

The San Francisco Giants have been one of the most surprising teams in the MLB this season as they currently sit atop the NL West with a record of 55-32. However, it isn't all good news as starting catcher and 2021 All-Star Buster Posey is now on the 10-day injured list due to a hand injury.

Buster Posey Injury Update

Posey left the Giants' game on Sunday afternoon after being hit on the left hand by a foul tip. He didn't play in any of the team's following three games and has now been diagnosed with a thumb contusion. Fortunately, X-rays came back negative and it seems like Posey could be back within a week or two.

This is still a big loss for San Francisco. The 34-year-old catcher's presence behind the plate is a major reason why the Giants have a team ERA of just 3.28 (No. 2 in MLB). Plus, Posey will no longer be able to start this year's All-Star game that is set to be played on Tuesday night.

The 2021 season has been a bounce-back year for Posey so far as he is hitting .328/.421/.547 to go along with 12 home runs and 28 RBI. Overall, the veteran backstop has also racked up 35 runs scored and thrown out 7 runners attempting to steal a base.

The Giants will look to keep their winning ways going and secure a playoff berth for the first time since 2016. San Francisco is currently tied for the seventh-best odds to win the World Series at +1300, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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