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."