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“So if things go smoothly with no hiccups, I’ll be ready to go next Opening Day,” Posey said, via Chris Haft of MLB.com.
The 31-year-old Georgia native missed three of the Giants’ past six games because of the injury.
San Francisco has struggled to remain on the fringe of playoff contention. Its 63-67 record leaves it nine games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West and the same amount behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the NL’s second wild-card spot.
“You don’t want to say you’re out of it until you’re out of it,” Posey said. “But unfortunately, where we are, I think it makes the most sense to get this taken care of.”
The Florida State product will finish the 2018 season with a .284/.359/.382 triple-slash line and five home runs across 105 appearances.
Nick Hundley will get a lion’s share of the starts behind the dish for the Giants moving forward.
Posey, who’s resume includes three World Series titles, the 2012 NL MVP Award and six All-Star Game selections, will be in a race against time to get ready for the 2019 campaign.
If he’s ready by the beginning of the timeline, he’d miss only a small portion of spring training, but if it takes the full recovery period, he’d miss the first month of the regular season.