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San Francisco Giants catcher and Lee County native Buster Posey watches his home run ball clear the fence during the third inning of their game Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Posey hit his first home run since returning from an injury that cost him most of last season.

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MLB NOTEBOOK: Giants rest Buster, begin ‘Posey strategy’; Marlins' Guillen under heavy fire for Castro comments; Rangers Japanese phenom Darvish rocked in debut

It seemed odd Monday when — just three games into the regular season — the Giants were sitting starting catcher Buster Posey, but it turns out that it’s all part of a strategy that will be implemented throughout this season to ensure the face of the franchise remains healthy as he battles back from an injury that cost him most of last year.

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