San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was removed from the lineup on Sunday with a back injury. It is unclear when he will be able to return. 

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Posey Out vs. Orioles

Sunday, Aug. 14

The Giants announced Posey would not play against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday due to back tightness.

Posey’s Health Key to Giants’ Success

Durability has been a key part of Posey’s game, as the backstop has played in at least 147 contests in each of the last four years, so this is a concerning setback. He also dealt with an irritated nerve in his thumb earlier in the season.

Fans can look at Posey’s lengthy list of accomplishments to realize how important he is for the Giants. He was the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year and 2012 National League MVP, helping lead the Giants to three World Series titles in his career.

Posey turned heads in 2012 when he won the National League MVP award behind a .336 batting average, 24 home runs and 103 RBI, but the 29-year-old is still a prime producer.

The Giants are World Series contenders again this year largely because of Posey’s presence behind the plate. He helps manage their excellent starting rotation and is one of the team’s key offensive cogs at the plate.

Losing him for significant time would be a difficult blow for the Giants heading into the playoffs.

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