Buster Posey has a small fracture on the tip of his right ring finger, but the Giants catcher expressed confidence Thursday that he'll soon return to the lineup. As much respect as we all have for Posey one has to ask what the Giants have to gain by pushing their All-Star catcher back into game action at this point in the season. The Giants are not in playoff contention this season and despite Posey's confidence that he will be back soon, the Giants may decide to limit Posey's playing time in the final couple weeks of the season. Giants manager Bruce Bochy has already said he'll give Posey a few days off to rest the finger, so at the very least Posey owners will be forced to look elsewhere for catching help in the short term. But even if Posey returns to the Giants lineup, a finger injury has the potential to negatively effect his results for the remainder of the season.
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