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Report: San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey To Have Season-Ending Surgery

A game between the Dodgers and the Giants.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 27: A general view during the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 27, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A Major League Baseball star is set to undergo season-ending surgery. San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey will reportedly miss the rest of the season as he undergoes surgery on his hip.

According to a report from John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have been discussing the possibility for some time. Posey has been hampered by the hip injury this season and missed the All-Star game as a result.

The Giants sit seven games back of the second wild card in the National League and are running out of time to make the playoffs. With that in mind, it appears the team will shut down its star in order to get him ready for next season.

Here's more from the report:

Six-time All-Star catcher Buster Posey, who has been slowed this season by hip issues that caused him to miss the All-Star Game, faces likely hip surgery that would cut short his season, The Chronicle has learned.

“I’d say that that’s a safe assumption,” said Brian Sabean, executive vice president of baseball operations.

Posey leads the team with a .286 batting average - though that figure sits well behind his career average of .306. His on-base percentage, OPS and slugging percentage are all down this season as well.

With the team likely out of a playoff spot, it makes sense to shut him down for the rest of the season and get healthy for next year.

Posey is a dominant force in San Francisco. He's a six-time All-Star and has received that distinction each of the last four season.