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    Giants' Posey cool beyond his years

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    Courtesy of Chris Haft,

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Like many people, Buster Posey considers a round of golf one of his favorite ways to unwind.

    Also like a lot of folks, Posey accepts the humility that golf thrusts upon everybody who swings a club.

    "I think that's one of those sports a lot of people really enjoy that they're not very good at -- and I might be one of them," said Posey, who estimated that he has a 10 handicap. "If I could putt, I'd be all right."

    So when Posey realized that he would not open this season as the Giants' starting catcher -- once they re-signed Bengie Molina to a one-year contract -- he drew upon the same perspective that calms him when a well-struck drive lands in the rough or a bunker.

    "I was surprised like everybody else was," said Posey, who participated in the Giants' first workout for pitchers and catchers on Thursday. "But that's one of those things that's out of my control. What can you do?"

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