Buster Posey to sit out All Star game

Buster Posey to sit out All Star game
Source: (WALB) 2013

(WALB) - Lee County native Buster Posey, catcher for the San Francisco Giants, will miss the All-Star game.

The Giants said his lingering right hip issue needs an injection to calm the inflammation.

Manager Bruce Bochy made the announcement Monday before the start of a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs.

The Giants had been discussing the possibility for about a month Bochy said, and Posey is scheduled to have the injection after Sunday's game.

On Monday, Posey was batting .285 with five homers and 27 RBIs in 74 games.

Bochy believes the hip has affected Posey's power.

The 31-year-old Posey sat out two games in late May at Wrigley Field with soreness in the hip.

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