SAN FRANCISCO -- For the second straight day, Buster Posey wasn't in the Giants' starting lineup, but manager Bruce Bochy said it was simply another day off for the first baseman/catcher. "He'll be back in there [Wednesday]," Bochy said. "We're trying to mix [the infield] up. He's going to be catching a little bit more, and we just wanted to give him a day." Since hitting .429 (21-for-49) in his first 13 games, Posey has been mired in a slump, hitting .140 (6-for-43) in his past 12 games, including a pinch-hit strikeout Monday night.
During San Francisco's series in Houston last week, the San Jose Mercury News reported that Posey had been dealing with a sore left wrist. Although Posey acknowledged his left has been sore for the past year and a half "just from playing every day," he said the wrist is a "non-issue." "It's nothing," Posey said. "I have no idea where that came from."