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.
The San Francisco Giants have recalled catcher Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Fresno and designated Guillermo Quiroz for assignment to clear space on the roster.
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. His catcher for the game was John Jaso. Now with the Athletics, Jaso received a gift prior to Monday’s opening day game against his former teammates: A Rolex watch from Hernandez as a “thank you.”
And when the San Francisco Giants catcher takes a day off—even a scheduled one such as Monday against Colorado—he realizes there’s bound to be more scrutiny.
Powell has been Oakland’s backup catcher behind Kurt Suzuki each of the past three seasons, but played in only 36 games in 2011 with a .171 batting average, one home run and four RBIs.
The return of Buster Posey was the story of the day for the Giants in Friday’s 6-3 Cactus League victory over a Reds split-squad, with Freddy Sanchez’s return a close second.
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey had surgery Sunday to repair torn ligaments in his ankle sustained in a collision at home plate Wednesday night.
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been named National League Rookie of the Year.
The 36-year-old Texas Rangers catcher said Tuesday he is leaning toward retiring after this year, his 13th major league season.
Bengie Molina has been with the Texas Rangers for only 3½ months, traded there July 1 after 3½ seasons with San Francisco.