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San Francisco Giants Spring Training 2012: Brian Wilson Throws 80%, Buster Posey Catches Bullpen Sessions

The first day of spring training for the San Francisco Giants is in the books, many folks wondered how two of the team's main cog's would fare health wise heading into Arizona in closer Brian Wilson and catcher Buster Posey.

Both took part in some workouts on Saturday in a limited fashion with Wilson throwing about '80 percent' according to Skipper Bruce Bochy, taking some time to throw about 20 pitches, a rest to simulate an inning, then another 20 or so pitches, all without a hitch. Bochy said Wilson likely won't see any game time until the second week of camp, who was hampered by an elbow strain during the 2011 campaign.

As for Buster, it's also unlikely that we will see him in any game action until the second week as well, but was catching some side sessions with some of the guys, even Tim Lincecum. Bochy wants to be extra careful with his budding superstar though, making sure not to push it too hard too early.

"The second week of games, it'll pick up. There's a breaking in period here. We like where he's at, but you've got to see how he'll respond."

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