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Posey doesn't condone death threats

Scott Cousins (Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE)
Giants catcher Buster Posey missed most of 2011 after this collision.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP)

Buster Posey says he doesn't support any of the threats made toward Scott Cousins, the Florida Marlins player who severely injured the San Francisco Giants catcher in a collision at home plate May 25.

Posey released a statement Saturday saying he appreciated the backing of Giants fans as he recovers from season-ending surgery, but that ''in no way do I condone threats of any kind against Scott Cousins or his family.''

Posey's statement comes after the general manager Brian Sabean criticized Cousins on his weekly radio show on KNBR this week, calling the play malicious and unnecessary.

Those comments got the attention of Major League Baseball, and executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre spoke with Sabean on Friday. The Giants also issued a statement saying Sabean's comments were made out of frustration, and the GM was trying to reach Cousins.

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