Buster Posey placed on seven-day concussion disabled list

Apr 20, 2017, 08:59
Buster Posey placed on seven-day concussion disabled list

The Diamondbacks and Giants' series got off to a scary start Monday when Arizona pitcher Taijuan Walker lost control of a fastball that struck San Francisco's Buster Posey in the head.

Buster Posey exits earlyGiants manager Bruce Bochy, left, checks Buster Posey on the ground after he was hit by a Taijuan Walker pitch in the first inning of Monday's game.

Posey, who remained sitting up in the batter's box after being hit, was pulled from the game two outs into the bottom of the first inning.

Posey immediately went down as manager Bruce Bochy and trainer Dave Groeschner raced to the plate. "I had to show those guys that I was going to be able to throw strikes and get them swinging a little bit".

Posey, 30, has once again started off strong in the 2017 season, hitting.333 with a homer and two RBI.

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Posey made clear to the media that he didn't feel Walker was aiming for him or was hit as a result of poor judgment. Moore also pitched eight innings of three-hit ball, so he truly did it all this afternoon. Seconds after it played for the first time, he was sitting in the dirt.

The Giants have placed catcher Buster Posey on the 7-day disabled list and recalled Tom Federowicz, according to a team announcement.

The first baseball game of the season at Third and King is always a celebratory affair, full of ceremony, saturated sights and plush sounds. He struggled to throw strikes at times, but he relied on the strikeout to get through his 5 1/3 frames. "I enjoyed it. I got fired up there". If that weren't enough, just last month, he helped Team USA win their first-ever World Baseball Classic championship. "It's not a big issue for me".

Diamondbacks: Bench coach Ron Gardenhire is away from the club, with Jerry Narron the acting bench coach.

Giants: Right-handed reliever Hunter Strickland returned from the paternity list and LHP Steven Okert was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Arizona sits atop the NL West on the strength of a 6-1 start that equals the best in franchise history.