SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Giants open the regular season three weeks from Thursday. Buster Posey has played in one Cactus League game, had two at-bats and caught two innings, and he did not play against the Padres on Wednesday as originally planned.

Is Posey’s left-ankle injury becoming a hindrance to his preparation for the season?

Probably not. Posey took batting practice and participated in a drill that required him to squat, and after the Giants and Padres played to a 4-4 tie in 10 innings, manager Bruce Bochy said Posey is expected to start Friday. …continue reading here…