Buster Posey is catching live bullpen sessions in Scottsdale, Arizona,according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Giants beat writer Henry Schulman reports that Posey,rehabbing his way back to full-time catching duties after sustaining aseason-ending injury on May 25, has started to work with pitchers in theinstructional league.
Head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner told Schulman thathe watched Posey catch his second session, which lasted about eight minutes,Tuesday morning.
The original target date for Posey to catch live bullpensessions was Nov. 1, the one year anniversary of the Giants 2010 WorldSeries-clinching win.Groeschner, however, told Schulman why Posey is ahead ofschedule.Hes been feeling good and progressing well, so there was no reason to wait,Groeschner said.According to Schulman, Posey is also hitting in a battingcage a few times a week and is set to start live batting practice sessionssoon.
Amidst trade rumors, Eduardo Nunez is back in the lineup for the Giants Thursday night against the Padres.
San Diego Padres (40-54)
1. Jose Pirela (R) 2B
2. Matt Szczur (R) CF
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Jabari Blash (R) LF
5. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
6. Erick Aybar (S) SS
7. Cory Spangenberg (L) 3B
8. Luis Torrens (R) C
9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P
San Francisco Giants (37-59)
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Madison Bumgarner (R) P
The Dodgers made a move on Thursday that will certainly interest Giants fans.
Los Angeles designated Sergio Romo for assignment.
Over 30 appearances this season, Romo is 1-1 with a 6.12 ERA.
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He hasn't taken the mound since July 8.
Against the Giants this year:
- April 24: Allowed one hit and one walk in one inning
- April 25: Allowed two earned runs in 0.1 innings
- May 2: A perfect 1-2-3 inning
- May 17: Allowed one run in one inning
Romo spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Orange and Black.
From 2008 to 2016, he went 32-26 with a 2.58 ERA and 84 saves over 515 appearances.
He won three World Series rings with the Giants.