Giants' Buster Posey placed on 7-day concussion disabled list
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 12, 2017,
Apr 12, 2017, 11:23
A day after taking a fastball to the helmet, Giants catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day disabled list on Tuesday with concussion symptoms.
Posey was hit in the head by a 94 miles per hour fastball from D-backs right-hander Taijuan Walker yesterday, and though Pavlovic notes that he's said to be feeling good, the team wants to proceed with caution in a potential concussion scenario.
Posey dropped to the ground after getting beaned by Arizona Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker, but the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove award victor was able to walk to the dugout under his own power after an evaluation from the training staff.
Posey immediately went down as manager Bruce Bochy and trainer Dave Groeschner raced to the plate. Joe Panik played for over a week after getting hit in the head last season and then ended up missing 23 games. He felt "symptoms" of some sort - manager Bruce Bochy said fogginess - but "nothing insane". Posey was forced out of the game.
"That's the biggest reason, is that he is a catcher.""You just have to be really careful about these things".
Posey told reporters that he was able to drive home following the game and had no problems sleeping afterward.
Posey was said to be feeling all right, but the team committed to making the move out of an abundance of caution. He could come off the disabled list as early as April 18 when the Giants begin a two-game series in Kansas City.
The Giants will have to clear a 40-man roster spot for Federowicz, a veteran who had a big camp before accepting an assignment to Triple-A Sacramento.