Buster Posey Update, Brandon Belt Recalled
Contrary to reports before he underwent an MRI, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Giants catcher Buster Posey will be out at least six to eight weeks following a surgical procedure to be performed within a week.
The MRI revealed that he does have a broken fibula as well as severely strained ligaments in his left ankle. “The fracture will be fine,” said head trainer Dave Groeschner. “The ankle injury is most concerning to us.” Posey suffered the injury on a collision at the plate with Marlins OF Scott Cousins in the 12th inning Wednesday.
This is certainly better news than yesterday’s original prognosis of “out for the season.” 6-8 weeks sound pretty aggressive to me, at least to come back as a catcher. We are just going to have to wait and see how this plays out.
The Giants recalled their top prospect 1B/OF Brandon Belt to fill Posey’s spot on the roster and make up some of the offense lost by Posey. He was not in the lineup last night, but make no mistake about it, they didn’t bring this kid up to sit, and he’s going to play. Belt was hitting .337 (34 for 101) with four home runs and 21 RBI for Triple-A Fresno. He’s already had a cup of coffee with the club and there should be no jitters this time around. Stick the phenom right into your starting fantasy lineup.
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Coors Field Fan Dies After Sliding Down Handrail
A 27-year-old man critically injured at a Colorado Rockies game Tuesday at Coors Field has died. According to the Denver Post, witnesses told police investigators that “the victim was attempting to slide down the staircase rail, he lost his balance and fell off the rail and struck his head.”
According to reports, the victim, Robert Seamans of Pueblo, Colorado had his organs harvested as he was an organ donor. It’s always been odd to me that such a tragedy becomes someone else’s gain, but that’s the way the world turns. While the young man certainly wasn’t thinking clearly sliding down the rail, he was obviously thinking very clearly when he decided to help a fellow human. RIP Robert.