The Giants have been putting out feelers to try to get another catcher since 2010 National League Rookie of the Year Buster Posey may be done for the season with an ankle injury. FOX Sports has reported that the Giants have contacted the Washington Nationals to find out what it would take in order for them to get Ivan Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is hitting .205 with 2 home runs in 22 games this season and he is in the second year of a 2-year $6 million dollar contract.
Another possibility in San Francisco is free-agent Bengie Molina, who was the player that Posey replaced behind the plate for the Giants last season. He was traded to the Texas Rangers in the middle of last season and for San Francisco he hit .257 in 61 games. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Molina would welcome the chance to come back to San Francisco stating:
“If I put it in my head and I wanted to. I could play. I don’t know if it’s too close to happening. I’m good, though. I’m working out. I don’t know if I would be in their plans, the way it ended there. I haven’t heard anything from them. Can I do it? Heck yeah, I can. That’s what I’ve been doing my whole life. You tell me to put a uni on, I’ll do it and be fine. But I don’t know if that’s the right idea. It takes time to get your body to go from workouts to being ready to catch and hit.”
Posey has a fractured left fibula and torn ligaments in his left ankle and he is expected to have surgery and he may miss the season even though it is not ruled out that he may return at the end of the season. Before the injury Posey was hitting .284 with 4 home runs and 21 RBI.
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