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Bochy to keep sitting Posey to help him stay healthy

Bochy to keep sitting Posey to help him stay healthy

Bochy to keep sitting Posey to help him stay healthy
SAN FRANCISCO -- With the season-ending stretch approaching and the future of his All-Star catcher on his mind, manager Bruce Bochy said he will continue to sit Buster Posey on occasion despite his second-half production at the plate.

"You have to do what's right, so it's not a tough call," Bochy said. "He's going to get another day off, and even a couple more. I know it's not easy. We all want Buster out there, believe me. I want to see him out there, too."

Posey responded in a big way after taking a day off on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Saturday's 9-3 win against the Rockies. His .443 average and 32 RBIs since the All-Star break are tops in the Majors.

"It benefits the player," Bochy said. "You wear him down to the point where now it takes a week to get them back and get their legs back. It's worked out very well. He got a day off and then had a big day yesterday. There's no way he could have caught a day game in St. Louis and then caught a night game and a day game. It's just not going to work."

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