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Buster Posey Injury: CSN Bay Area Reporting Broken Leg And Ligament Damage; Brandon Belt Recalled

The Giants have yet to make it official, but CSN Bay Area's Amy Gutierrez just tweeted an unofficial update about Buster Posey's injury during Wednesday night's Giants-Marlins game. According to Gutierrez, the x-ray and MRI are indicating Posey has a broken leg and ligament damage. If that's the case, it would seem that his 2011 season is finished and the extent of the ligament damage could mean a longer absence. To reiterate, this is an unofficial update as the Giants have not officially released the results of the MRI.

According to Gutierrez, the Giants are placing Posey on the disabled list and recalling Chris Stewart from AAA Fresno. Stewart will likely be the backup catcher to Eli Whiteside for now. The Giants will likely consider additional moves to bring in a catcher from outside, but it would seem like Whiteside will get the first crack at the job.

In an additional roster move, Darren Ford has also been placed on the DL and the Giants recalled their top prospect Brandon Belt from AAA.

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