Posey, Sanchez injuries aren't fractures

Posey, Sanchez injuries aren't fractures

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants got some relief late Friday night upon learning that X-rays catcher Buster Posey (ribs) and second baseman Freddy Sanchez (right hand) underwent for their respective injuries were negative, showing no fractures.

The playing status for both Giants remained unknown. San Francisco and Atlanta have Saturday off before resuming their National League Division Series on Sunday at Turner Field.

Posey said that he bruised his ribs when he collided with third baseman Pablo Sandoval in pursuit of Jason Heyward's foul ball during the first inning of San Francisco's 5-4, 11-inning loss in Game 2 of the series.

Sanchez was hit in the right hand by a Kyle Farnsworth pitch during the 10th inning, though he remained in the game.