Will Giants Have Interest In Ryan Doumit?

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The San Francisco Giants will likely be without catcher Buster Posey for the rest of the season. Will they call Pirates GM Neal Huntington about Ryan Doumit?

Posey is expected to be out six to eight weeks or longer after suffering a broken fibula and severely strained ligaments in his left ankle. The 2010 Rookie of the Year underwent three MRIs on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury.

Posey will have surgery to repair ligaments on both sides of his ankles and may insert a screw into his ankle to help set the bone. The team expects Posey to have surgery within a week. Groeschner would not give a timetable for Posey’s return, but did say he would be “out for a while.”

The Giants are the defending champions and are currently leading the NL West. So, the Giants are in need of a catcher.

The Pirates have been trying to deal Doumit since spring training but haven’t found a taker.

The fact that Doumit is having a good season will help the Pirates efforts to deal him. Currently, Doumit is hitting .272, 4 HR and 15 RBI despite only having 92 at-bats.

Early reports say that the Giants have made early inquires about Washington’s Ivan Rodriguez.

Backup Eli Whiteside will be Posey’s immediate replacement.

I’d suspect the Giants will address this situation very soon.

  • John

    Trade Synder. He has done nothing since he has been here. Keep Doumit!!

    • Alex Henry

      Doumit is the most injury prone guy in mlb…i say trade Doumit to SF for Eric Surkamp. He’s a 23 year old AA Left Handed Starting Pitcher. He is 3-2 with a 1.53 ERA and has 66 SO’s in 53 innings in 9 starts. Also, Synder is doing fine and he is justy a place holder tyill tyon sanchez arrives mid-season next year.

  • Brad

    Why would the giants be interested in a guy who can’t catch? I’m quite certain they would like a guy who can actually field his position and catch their fine pitching staff. So they pretty much are looking for the exact opposite of doumit. In fact the only teams who would like a Ryan doumit is someone who wants a bit of a better bench heading down the stretch. And we won’t get much in return for him.

    • David Littlefield's Hawaiian Shirt

      What a sight it would be to see Ryan Doumit catch Ryan Vogelsong in a playoff game this fall.

      • Alex Henry


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