Both established catchers, Mauer moved to first base during the 2014 season. Posey, mainly a catcher, plays occasional stints at first base.
Mauer, recently forced to retire his catchers mitt, stated that he hopes Posey is able to catch for as long as possible.
“There will be a day when he can’t catch any more and there will be a day when he can’t put on the uniform any more,” Mauer said. “But he’s a special player and he’ll be able to make that transition at the end of his career if he wants. I’d like to see him catch as long as he can and have a few more years after that, too.”
Talk of Posey going to first base full time stems from his ankle break in 2011. Giants manager Bruce Bochy assures that there is no plan to do so and that Posey will remain a starting catcher.
Buster enjoyed the supportive words and definitely plans to take Mauer up on his advice to continue catching for as long as possible.