Giants All-Star Buster Posey gets MRI on ailing thumb

SAN DIEGO – Buster Posey is out of Monday’s lineup at Petco Park and the Giants were awaiting MRI results on his ailing left thumb.

Posey went for the precautionary tests Monday because the injury got worse over the weekend at Arizona, when he went 1 for 11 and hit one ball out of the infield. He has dealt with discomfort ever since Aug. 20, when his thumb was bent back while applying a tag on a play at the plate against the Phillies.

Posey said he anticipated needing two or three games to let the thumb calm down, which means he might miss the entirety of this series against the San Diego Padres.

“It just hasn’t felt great,” Posey said. “Yeah, I could play. I mean, I played for a week. I’d like it to calm down to where I can take an aggressive swing.”

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