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The San Francisco Giants hoisted the white flag on their 2018 season Saturday http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-shelby-miller-jersey , scheduling standout catcher Buster Posey for season-ending hip surgery with 31 games still remaining.Down 8 1/2 games in the National League wild-card race after walking off the field following a 5-3 win, the Giants nonetheless will continue to pursue their postseason dream when they complete a three-game home series against the Texas Rangers on Sunday.The decision on Posey came hours after the Giants suffered a back-breaking, 7-6 loss to the Rangers on Friday night in which Posey played the entire 10 innings, watching Texas deny San Francisco a much-needed win with a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth after a game-extending error.Article continues below ...Posey’s surgery Monday will be performed in order to repair a torn labrum and remove bone spurs from his painful right hip.The 31-year-old made himself available Saturday but saw no action in another exciting finish that saw the Giants’ Mark Melancon strand the bases loaded in the ninth after the Giants had blown most of their 5-0 lead the inning before.The win was just the Giants’ third in their last 10 games.“You don’t want to say you’re out of it until you’re out of it,” Posey said. “But, unfortunately, where we are, it makes sense to take care of it right now.”Posey said having the surgery basically one month before season’s end will give him an additional month in the offseason to rehab. He not only plans to be with the Giants for spring training in February but continue to be the primary catcher.Nick Hundley contributed a hit Chris Owings Jersey , a run and two walks to Saturday’s win as Posey’s replacement. The start was Hundley’s 46th of the season.Hundley and his teammates will go up against Rangers right-hander Yovani Gallardo (7-2, 6.06) in the series finale.The 32-year-old has made 10 previous starts against San Francisco, going 6-4 with a 3.21 ERA.Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen, who has led off the first inning with a home run and a double in the first two games of the series, has enjoyed a big-numbers career against Gallardo, going 19-for-55 (.345) with three doubles, two triples and four homers.San Francisco will hand the ball to left-hander Derek Holland (6-8, 3.75), who has made 158 of his 208 career starts for the Rangers.Since leaving Texas after eight seasons for the Chicago White Sox in free agency in 2017 Archie Bradley Jersey , the 31-year-old has faced his former employer twice and gotten bombed both times, running up a 13.50 ERA while going 0-2.Old pal Rougned Odor has been especially rough on Holland, delivering a single and a three-run homer in four at-bats.Odor has homered twice in the series, both times in critical situations. It was his game-tying homer in the ninth inning that extended the series opener and led to a 7-6 win in 10 innings. Then on Saturday, he blasted a three-run shot to rally the Rangers within 5-3 in the eighth inning, setting up the tight finish. MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are in the midst of a rebranding campaign, and it’s unclear whether the effort will include keeping National League Most Valuable Players for a change.As of now, the Marlins are merely making cosmetic tweaks, unveiling a new logo and color scheme for Derek Jeter’s year-old ownership regime.The downtrodden franchise celebrated its new look at a red-carpet event Thursday night just as Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich was being named the NL MVP. That makes it two consecutive winners of the award traded by the Marlins last offseason Curt Schilling Jersey , with Yelich joining 2017 MVP Giancarlo Stanton, now with the New York Yankees.The trades were part of a payroll purge and rebuilding effort under the ownership, and Jeter said he understands why the deals might make the franchise a target of derision.“I get it. It’s a complicated history,” he said. “I understand that sometimes we take the blame for what has happened here in the past. We have to prove that wrong.“We want to win. That’s the bottom line. It’s about 25 guys on our team; it’s not about one particular player. We have to take the time to build that organization.”With the focus on accumulating prospects, All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto could be the next to go, and the Marlins are shopping him this offseason.While the payroll will likely be small again in 2019, the team can at least tout a new look. The old orange is out, and blue, black Luis Gonzalez Jersey , red and gray are the new colors. The logo features a darting marlin above baseball seams and “Miami” in script.The Marlins said they chose colors found in the large variety of cultural flags flown in South Florida. They said the script was influenced by typography commonly found in Latin-American culture, with a font style and accent colors reminiscent of the 1950s Miami Marlins minor league team, as well as the Havana Sugar Kings of the same era.Jeter, the team’s CEO, had input on the designs.“We tried to capture the energy and diversity of Miami,” he said. “We listened to our fans. We took a lot of time looking around Miami. We’ve done Miami’s colors.”With the changes, the franchise further distances itself from the unpopular former owner, Jeffrey Loria. He changed the colors and logo when the Marlins moved into a new ballpark in 2012.“We want to put our own mark on the organization,” Jeter said. “It differentiates the past with the present and the future. It was important for us to do this.”Changes at Marlins Park are also being made. The kitschy home run sculpture has been dismantled and will be replaced by a tiered standing room-only area for spectators. In another section Gregor Blanco Jersey , fans will be invited to bring musical instruments, bells, whistles and flags as a way to show pride in their native countries.“We’re hopeful when they walk into the park next year, it’s an entirely different experience for them,” Jeter said.


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