Buster Posey - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Buster Posey LEADING OFF: Astros face adversity; Giants-Cubs rematch A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BUMP IN THE ROAD Houston still has the best record in baseball at 29-15, but the Astros have run into some adversity lately. Ace pitcher Dallas Keuchel (pinched nerve in neck) and catcher Brian McCann (concussion) went on the disabled list over the weekend, and ... Mon, 22 May 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-05-22T06:26:00Z Cueto, Grandal work out differences after benches cleared SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eventually, Johnny Cueto and Yasmani Grandal spoke civilly and worked out their differences as grown men: They each apologized before tension escalated. Cueto thought Grandal was stealing signs at second base from San Francisco catcher Buster Posey after a first-inning double. Grandal figured Cueto was throwing at his head in the third out of frustration... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:05:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:05:00Z Posey's homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After catching for 269 pitches and watching his beleaguered bullpen escape jam after jam in extra innings, Buster Posey took matters into his own hands. Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning for the latest walkoff homer in San Francisco history as the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season with a 3-2 victory Friday night. ... Sat, 13 May 2017 08:27:00 GMT 2017-05-13T08:27:00Z Cueto outpitches Kershaw in Giants' 4-3 win over Dodgers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming off an extra-inning loss at home, the San Francisco Giants had to travel to Los Angeles and then face three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Monday night. They certainly rose to the challenge. Johnny Cueto outpitched Kershaw, and the Giants jumped out to a couple of early leads before hanging on fo... Tue, 02 May 2017 06:56:00 GMT 2017-05-02T06:56:00Z Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident DENVER (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was zooming around on a dirt bike during his team's day off when he hit a slippery spot and crashed. The freak accident landed him on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday and left the San Francisco Giants coping with the loss of their ace as they struggle through a rough start. ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-04-22T00:31:00Z Kris Bryant of Cubs has baseball's most popular jersey NEW YORK (AP) — Kris Bryant has the most popular jersey in baseball. The Chicago Cubs third baseman has taken over that spot from retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. The commissioner's office and players' association also said Friday that the Cubs had four of the five most popular jerseys following their first title since 1908. ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-04-21T20:43:00Z Vargas pitches Royals to 2-0 win over Bumgarner, Giants KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas has a new ligament holding together his crucial left elbow. He's getting the same spectacular results. The veteran dazzled for the third straight start, the Royals finally scored off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner and Kansas City beat San Francisco 2-0 on Wednesday night to split their two-game set. ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:34:00 GMT 2017-04-20T03:34:00Z LEADING OFF: Healthy Scherzer up in DC, Posey to DL A look at what's happening all around the majors today: DEALING IN D.C. NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer makes his first start at Nationals Park this season in a game against the Cardinals. The Nats ace was exceptional at home last year, going 8-3 with a 2.56 ERA. After missing opening day because of a finger in... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:41:00 GMT 2017-04-12T06:41:00Z Buster Posey placed on seven-day concussion disabled list SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms Tuesday, a day after he was struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Arizona's Taijuan Walker. While manager Bruce Bochy said following Monday's 4-1 victory that Posey was doing fine, the Giants planned to check in with him overnight and re-e... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:24:00 GMT 2017-04-12T00:24:00Z LEADING OFF: Indians play home opener, Red Sox fight flu A look at what's happening all around the majors today: HELLO AGAIN The Indians play their first game in Cleveland since losing an epic Game 7 to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series last season. Most of the baseball world remembers the Cubs ending their 108-year title drought, but the memories aren't so positive for... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-04-11T06:26:00Z Giants' Posey 'doing fine' after hit in head by pitch SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants are relieved star catcher Buster Posey appears to be OK after getting hit in the helmet with a pitch. Posey was doing well after being struck by a 94 mph fastball in the first inning Monday, a scary moment in San Francisco's 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks during its home opener. Posey left the ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 01:03:00 GMT 2017-04-11T01:03:00Z Giants' Posey struck in head by pitch, leaves game SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey left the San Francisco Giants' home opener Monday in the first inning after being hit in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Arizona starter Taijuan Walker. The Giants said there would be an update on Posey's condition after the game. Posey was struck by an 0-1 pitch with two out in the first and immed... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-04-10T22:35:00Z Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for an MRI on Monday, which revealed a Grade 1 strain. He'll rest for five to seven days before slowly resum... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-03-28T04:13:00Z Jones back with Orioles after winning World Baseball Classic Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field. Now Jones and Machado are just teammates again. "Pretty cool catch, pretty great moment," Jones said. "Sorry it had to be my boy Manny, but it's part of the game, part of... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:52:00 GMT 2017-03-26T01:52:00Z A dozen Mariners set sail, World Baseball Classic on deck Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura were in a bit of a hurry after playing part of a spring training game over the weekend for the Seattle Mariners. They had to catch a plane to Florida, where their teammates from the Dominican Republic were convening for the World Baseball Classic to defend their 2013 title. "It's going to be re... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 02:25:00 GMT 2017-03-06T02:25:00Z Giants' Mark Melancon: a closer who's open to sports science SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Melancon sprints to the mound and his heart starts racing — at precisely 183 beats per minute. It's all by careful design for San Francisco's new closer. "I didn't realize it was that high," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, when his pitchers and catchers held their first spring training workout. "That shows you how ramped up these... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:57:00 GMT 2017-02-14T21:57:00Z C Nick Hundley, Giants agree to $2 million, 1-year contract SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nick Hundley agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Giants on Tuesday to serve as Buster Posey's backup catcher. Hundley passed a physical and his deal was announced. He batted .260 with 10 home runs and 48 RBIs in 83 games for Colorado last season, starting 77 games behind the plate. ... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:43:00 GMT 2017-01-24T19:43:00Z Mark Melancon knew Giants were the perfect fit right away SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A thoughtful meeting in the Bay Area with the San Francisco brass and Mark Melancon didn't need much convincing. Not to mention he is already looking forward to talking nutrition and sport science with Hunter Pence, his former Houston teammate and yoga pal. "I think we get a kick out of one another," Melancon said Tuesday, a day after... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:01:00 GMT 2016-12-07T03:01:00Z Scherzer, Posey, McCutchen commit to play for US at WBC OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Chris Archer was so excited to pitch for the United States at the World Baseball Classic that he offered to recruit more players to join him. It's OK, general manager Joe Torre said, that's under control. In addition to Archer, the Tampa Bay Rays' ace right-hander, the U.S. will have NL Cy Young Award winner Max Sc... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:28:00 GMT 2016-12-05T23:28:00Z