Posey had a .455/.478/.727 slash line with three doubles and one home run in 20 spring training games.
The veteran catcher is coming off the worst offensive season of his career -- one that included a pedestrian 85 wRC+ -- but he showed signs of life prior to the suspension of spring training. Posey spent time on the injured list due to a concussion and a hamstring injury in 2019, but he finished the season healthy and enjoyed a full offseason. He's in line to work as San Francisco's primary catcher again in his age-33 season, though top-catching prospect Joey Bart could make his way to the majors at some point in 2020.
Posey isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Posey is situated on the bench for the third straight contest, allowing for Stephen Vogt to draw the start behind the dish and bat cleanup.
Posey is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rockies.
Posey will stick on the bench for a second straight game as the Giants continue to take it easy with the backstop down the stretch. Aramis Garcia is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth Thursday.
Posey went 2-for-5 with a walk, a home run, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's 8-5 extra-innings loss to the Rockies.
This was a vintage performance from Posey, but those have been few and far between in another lackluster fantasy campaign. Manager Bruce Bochy continues to bat his former MVP second in the lineup against righties despite his rough .256/.320/.368 slash line through 439 plate appearances. Fantasy owners may not have expressed such patience with Posey this year, as his contributions in the standard five categories have been mediocre compared to what we are used to seeing from the backstop in the past.
Posey is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Posey has been dealing with some lower-body soreness of late, and manager Bruce Bochy has decided to take it easy with him with the Giants out of the playoff race, holding him out Sunday for the fifth time in seven games. Aramis Garcia will get the start behind the plate in Posey's place.
Posey is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Braves, according to David O'Brien of The Athletic.
Posey played Thursday after missing three games with a sore back, but he will be held out Friday, presumably to avoid playing back-to-back days. Posey's absence allows the Giants to get another left-handed hitter into the lineup -- fellow catcher Stephen Vogt -- against Braves righty Mike Foltynewicz.
Posey (back), who is out again Wednesday, is feeling good and will be in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Once the top fantasy option at the position, Posey is now a fringe option in two-catcher mixed leagues. His 83 wRC+ ranks 28th among catchers with at least 200 plate appearances.
Posey (back) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, according to Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News.
Posey was unable to go Tuesday because of lower-back and hip injuries, and the same ailments will keep him sidelined another day. Aramis Garcia will get the start behind the plate Wednesday in Posey's place.
Posey isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox due to lower back and hip tightness, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Posey will be considered day-to-day and could be available to pinch hit Tuesday, if necessary. Stephen Vogt figures to handle the catching duties until Posey is cleared to return.
Posey isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Posey took a seat for Sunday's series finale against Miami, and even after benefitting from a team off day Monday, he's in line for another breather. Stephen Vogt will handle the catching duties and hit cleanup.
Posey is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Marlins.
Posey started the last three contests and will head to the bench for Sunday's afternoon game. He's slashing .281/.343/.281 through nine games in September. Stephen Vogt will take over behind the plate and bat cleanup in his stead.
Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's 1-0 win over the Marlins.
Posey's single plated Stephen Vogt, who got aboard with a leadoff double in the sixth inning, for the only run of the game. It's the first RBI for Posey since Aug. 26, and his 36th of the year. The catcher has added six homers and 41 runs scored in 382 at-bats.
Posey is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.
He has started three of the last seven games. Stephen Vogt will start behind the dish and hit cleanup.
Posey will be on the bench Tuesday against the Cubs.
Posey is hitting .387 with an .844 OPS over his last eight games. Stephen Vogt will start behind the plate in his absence.
Posey is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Posey has been playing every other day this month, and that figures to continue over the final three weeks as the Giants look to limit the wear and tear on Posey's lower half. Stephen Vogt will catch and bat cleanup against right-hander Tony Gonsolin.
Posey is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cardinals.
He is hitting .256 with zero home runs over his last 10 games. Stephen Vogt will start behind the dish and hit cleanup.
Posey went 3-for-4 with a pair of walks and a run scored in Wednesday's 9-8 victory over the Cardinals.
Posey tallied three hits for the second time in four contests. Despite the veteran's season-long struggles, he has recently been justifying hitting second in the order with a .450 average (9-for-20) and .522 on-base percentage over his last five starts. The improved contact hitting is a positive sign for Posey, but he still isn't driving the ball like he used to (zero extra-base hits over the five-game hot streak). The 32-year-old is on pace to finish with a slugging percentage below .400 for the second year in a row, which is especially concerning in 2019 with the uptick in power we have seen across the league.
Posey isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Posey is set for a night off after collecting a base knock in Monday's series opener. Stephen Vogt gets the call behind the dish and will bat cleanup.
Posey is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Posey started the last three contests and will take a seat Sunday after posting a .570 OPS in August. Stephen Vogt will start behind the plate and bat sixth in his place.
Posey went 3-for-4 with a walk in Friday's 8-3 win over the Padres.
All three of his hits were singles. Unfortunately for Posey's fantasy owners, the catcher was unable to get in on the run-scoring in the lopsided victory. Posey is hitting .251/.317/.371 with six homers and 35 RBI in 99 games this season.
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