San Francisco Giants Catcher Buster Posey Considering Season-Ending Hip Surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey's season might soon be coming to an end.
The six-time All-Star said Tuesday night that he's considering surgery to fix a hip problem that's been hobbling him all year.
The 31-year-old Posey recently got a cortisone injection and missed last month's All-Star game.
Posey didn't play Tuesday night in a 6-3 loss to the New York Mets after catching all 13 innings in a win Monday. He is expected to play Wednesday.
Manager Bruce Bochy said there is no deadline set for Posey to have the surgery. He added the sooner the surgery occurs, the more time there is for Posey to recover.
The Giants are 62-65 and behind several teams for the second wildcard spot. They are 3-5 on an 11-game road trip and 12-19 since July 13.
Posey is hitting .286 with five homers and 40 RBIs. Since the All-Star break, he is hitting .283 with no homers and nine RBIs.
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