Posey could get break from catching on Tuesday

Posey could get break from catching on Tuesday

Posey could get break from catching on Tuesday
LOS ANGELES -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said there's "a good chance" that Buster Posey might not catch Tuesday. That doesn't mean Posey won't play.

Bochy has monitored Posey's activity level this year in the wake of the All-Star's recovery from multiple left leg injuries he sustained last May. Bochy said that he believes Posey is due for some sort of respite from catching, though he might receive it at first base and not on the bench.

Including Monday, Posey has played in 34 of 36 games since the All-Star break. He has led the Majors in batting average (.424) and on-base percentage (.500) in that span, so he's obviously not fatigued. Overall, he has appeared in 111 of San Francisco's 122 games, starting 87 behind the plate and 17 at first base.

It just so happens that Tim Lincecum is San Francisco's probable starting pitcher Tuesday. Posey has caught only two of Lincecum's last 11 starts. This lends credence to the assumption that Posey will play first or rest.