San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey may be out for season | Baseball notebook
San Francisco star catcher Buster Posey is likely out for the season with a fractured bone in his lower left leg suffered when Florida's Scott Cousins crashed into him at home plate Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco star catcher Buster Posey is likely out for the season with a fractured bone in his lower left leg suffered when Florida's Scott Cousins crashed into him at home plate Wednesday night.
The Giants announced Thursday that Posey was placed on the disabled list with the injury, and manager Bruce Bochy called on Major League Baseball to review the long-standing rule on collisions at the plate.
"It's part of baseball, I understand that, guys running into catchers. ... I think we do need to consider changing the rules here a little bit because the catcher is so vulnerable and there's so many who have gotten hurt," Bochy said.
Cousins was even more remorseful when he heard the severity of the injury before the series finale. He said he tried calling Posey twice overnight and sent his condolences to the Giants clubhouse.
"The last thing I wanted to do was break a guy's leg," he said, tears welling up in his eyes.
• The cash-strapped owners of the New York Mets agreed to sell a minority share of the team to hedge-fund manager David Einhorn for $200 million, with the new partner predicting the club's financial situation will improve. The influx of money would help pay debts and cover operating expenses.
• The Los Angeles Angels placed INF Howie Kendrick (hamstring) on the 15-day DL and signed former Mariners INF Russell Branyan to a contract for the season.
• Atlanta traded veteran RHP Rodrigo Lopez to the Chicago Cubs in a deal for minor-league LHP Ryan Buchter.
• Authorities say a 27-year-old man has died after he fell while sliding down a stair railing at Colorado's Coors Field. Police spokesman Sonny Jackson says Robert Seamans of Pueblo fell about 20 feet onto concrete during the seventh inning of Monday's game.
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