San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been taking it easy so far this spring training, easing his way back into his normal activities after missing most of 2011 with injury. Now the question isn't whether or not Buster will be ready come opening day of the regular season, but his status for their Cactus League opener on March 3 is still very much up in the air.
CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly reported that Posey still has one big hurdle to overcome in practice which is run the bases as part of his practice routine. He had done some baserunning as part of his rehab, but is yet to try as part of practice:
"Yeah, that will be important," Posey told me. "Just because of the pounding you're putting on it. We're happy with how everything is feeling but you're right. That will be a big test."
Skipper Bruce Bochy has been sticking with his day-to-day mentality with Buster, keeping him to bullpen sessions and full team workouts every other day to keep fresh. Posey will have to perform his baserunning before he gets a chance at suiting up this Saturday for the team's Cactus League opener with the Diamondbacks.
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