The San Francisco Giants placed catcher Buster Posey on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury.
The move was retroactive to Sunday.
Posey, 32, strained his right hamstring on Saturday while running out a grounder against the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning.
The Giants were hoping to avoid placing Posey on the IL, but the hamstring wasn’t healing rapidly enough.
Posey is batting .257 with three homers and 18 RBIs in 46 games this season. The six-time All-Star underwent hip surgery last August and recovered in time to do the bulk of the catching this season.
San Francisco activated right-hander Trevor Gott in a corresponding move, and he will be available in the bullpen for Wednesday’s game against the New York Mets.
Gott (forearm) last pitched for the Giants on May 24. The 26-year-old is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 21 appearances.