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Giants’ Buster Posey Likely Lost for Season With Broken Leg

May 26 (Bloomberg) -- San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey probably will be lost for the rest of the Major League Baseball season after breaking his leg in a home-plate collision last night against the Florida Marlins.

Posey, last season’s National League Rookie of the Year, has a fractured bone in his lower left leg, the Giants said on their Twitter feed. On its website, the team listed him as being on the 15-day disabled list and “likely out for season.”

The 24-year-old was injured in the top of the 12th inning when the Florida Marlins’ Scott Cousins collided with him while trying to beat a throw by right fielder Nate Schierholtz. Posey’s left leg was trapped under him as Cousins dived head first, barreling into the catcher as Posey tried to protect the plate.

Posey never gained control of the throw and Cousins scored, leading to the Marlins’ 7-6 victory.

Posey is batting .284 this season with four home runs and 21 runs batted in. He batted .305 with 18 home runs and 67 RBIs last season, helping the Giants to their first World Series title since 1954, when they were based in New York.

San Francisco leads the NL West with a 27-21 record, 2 1/2 games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at mlevinson@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net.

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