Posey to get break from catching

Posey to get break from catching

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bruce Bochy said Friday that Buster Posey would not catch Saturday against the Dodgers, giving the rookie a much-deserved break from behind the plate.

Whether Saturday turns into a half-off day with Posey at first base, or a full day off with Posey on the bench, has not yet been decided.

"We'll see how he looks when he gets through today," Bochy said.

If Posey does sit Saturday, it would be a fitting reward after an incredible July.

Entering Friday, Posey ranked second in the Majors in hits (41), fourth in average (.427), tied for fifth in RBIs (24) and seventh in on-base percentage (.472) and slugging percentage (.719).

He also had a 21-game hitting streak that was snapped Thursday.