Buster Posey

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 31: Catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants throws to second base against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on August 31, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Catcher

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top catchers for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/11/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 01: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the San Francisco Giants during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 1, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 8-2.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: First Base

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top players at first base for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/03/2014

Hector Sanchez #29 of the San Francisco Giants tags out A.J. Ellis #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he slides into home plate for the first out in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: It’s Time To Ban All Home Plate Collisions

The new rule doesn’t ban all home plate collisions. It allows the catcher to block the plate if he has the ball, and allows the runner to make an effort to touch the plate without lowering his shoulder or pushing through with his hands, elbows or arms.

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Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants tags out Norichika Aoki #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers at home plate during the game at Miller Park on May 22, 2012. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

MLB Adopts New Rule For Home Plate Collisions In Wake Of Posey Injury

Nearly three years after a violent home plate smash-up ended the season of star San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, Major League Baseball is changing the rules for collisions at home plate.

02/25/2014

Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies is tagged out at the plate by catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning of Game Four of the NLCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at AT&T Park on October 20, 2010 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball Moves To Ban Home Plate Collisions

Major League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, such as the one that severely injured San Francisco Giants star catcher Buster Posey, possibly as soon as next season but no later than by 2015.

12/11/2013

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Pro Sports Paying The Price For Legacy Of Violence

It’s a real quandary for the NFL, which has marketed its brand of sanctioned mayhem for many a year. Now, the league is trying to ease away from the madness a bit, imposing heavier fines on players who deliver blows to the head. The unintended consequence may be more injuries to the knees of players as tacklers aim lower.

11/13/2013

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI double against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning at AT&T Park on September 9, 2013 in San Francisco. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Giants Win On Belt’s Walk-Off Hit In 10th

Brandon Belt’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night, their second straight walk-off win.

09/09/2013

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 3, 2013 in San Diego. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Giants Strand 10 Runners In Loss To Padres

Chris Denorfia hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

09/03/2013

National League All-Star Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants walks back to the dugout after striking out during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Posey Likely Gets Night Off As Rockies Resume Set With Giants

Colorado may get to avoid Buster Posey, who has reached base in 49 straight games overall against Colorado. SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he would “probably” give Posey the game off Tuesday evening.

08/27/2013

Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 26, 2013 in Denver. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Zito Stays Winless On The Road, Giants Lose To Rockies

Barry Zito allowed five runs and nine hits and struck out one in four innings in his second start since being put back into the rotation. He is 0-8 with a 9.61 ERA on the road this season.

08/26/2013

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