As San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey continues to improve on his road to recovery, he took another big step this week when he starting running not just straight lines, but corner routes as well, simulating the running of bases at the Giants' Arizona facilities.
"I've been running straight, but this was the first time I tested it running corners, "I was out there turning a lot. I thought it went well. No problems."
Buster has been down in Arizona for almost two full months rehabilitating his surgically repaired lower leg, who has all but taken up the mantle as Giants starting catcher for the 2012 season. He's been catching bullpen sessions, doing strength and conditioning training, taking batting practice, and of course, the running tests to ensure he is healing properly.
"I am anxious for that first Spring Training game, and the chance to test it out," Posey said. "All the simulated games aren't the same. You don't really know how it'll be when the adrenaline starts pumping, what kind of stress there will be on the joint. But I feel confident. I'm starting to feel pretty good, and we all have a lot to look forward to."
Buster will now head home to Georgia to have himself some kind of 'offseason' before pitchers and catchers report in early February to Scottsdale.
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