Posey returns, but will be careful running bases

Posey returns, but will be careful running bases

SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey was back in the lineup for the Giants' game against the Braves on Friday after missing two games with a tight right hamstring.

Posey said his hamstring has made considerable progress since it bothered him enough to be pulled from the lineup for consecutive games, though he said he will need to remain cautious with the injury throughout the remainder of the season.

"I think anytime you have a little bit of a tweak or whatnot, it's going to take a little bit of time," Posey said. "I'm still on the right track, and it's just a matter of making sure I do everything before the game to be getting loose and ready to go."

Posey, who has never had a hamstring issue in his career, said it's only a concern when he is running and not when he is crouching down to catch and that he would have to be mindful when he is on the basepaths.

"I think it helps that I'm not an Angel Pagan or a [Gregor] Blanco or somebody," Posey said. "I think it's a matter of being smart and getting good jumps on the basepaths."