SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been the face of the franchise since winning his first World Series title and the Rookie of the Year award in 2010. Last season, the perennial all-star, 3-time champion and future hall-of-famer decided to opt out of the 2020 season to care of his adopted, premature twin girls amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, Posey returned to the Giants for the first day of spring training.
"Obviously, a lot of guys digging their spikes in for the first time. It was great to see Buster," said Giants manager Gabe Kapler.
Posey's return to the Giants was the headline on the field, but it was his revelation of a unique off-season throwing program that caught a lot of attention.
"My (9-year-old) son is not so much on changing diapers. So, the fun thing with him is that I will change a diaper from a baby and ball it up real tight and he knows I'm about to fire it at him. So he will go running, Posey joked. "Depending on, how well they've been feeding that plays a lot into my accuracy and if it's equivalent to the weight of a baseball and so yeah I've been pretty accurate."
All kidding aside, Posey who turns 34 next month, was asked if there's a possibility this could be his final spring training.
"Yeah sure, it's gone through my mind. My biggest goal this year is to really just go one day at a time and try to focus on what needs to be accomplished for that day and try not to get too far ahead."
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