Giants Continue Eyeing Catchers

Exactly two weeks have passed since Buster Posey’s season ended with a gruesome home plate collision. Faced with the reality that Eli Whiteside is struggling as an everyday player, the Giants appear to be “ramping up their pursuit of another catcher,” according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. It’s even possible that they’ll look to add two catchers. 

Whiteside will continue to get most of the starts for now, but his .164/.266/.255 batting line doesn't inspire much confidence and he has thrown out just 15% of would-be base stealers. Whiteside has four singles and five walks in 37 plate appearances since the day Posey went down, so it's not surprising that the 34-27 Giants are considering ways of adding to a catching corps that includes Whiteside and Chris Stewart.

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