When a Giants fan asked Buster Posey what position he’d like to play other than catcher, the former Florida State closer offered a sly smile.

“I’d like to try it out on the bump and see what I have,” Posey said.

OK, Tim Lincecum. Same question.

“To be honest, when I was a kid, I always wanted to put the gear on,” the right-hander said.

There you go: batterymates in reverse. That’s one way to stop people from asking why Posey and Lincecum don’t work together.

But actually, that question didn’t come up in the hour when the reigning NL MVP and the two-time Cy Young Award winner, flanked by the right reverend Hunter Pence, sat together on the third-base side Q&A stage at the Giants’ annual FanFest on Saturday.

Maybe that’s because Posey and Lincecum both addressed the issue, and perhaps tried to tamp down any lingering controversy, a day earlier when they met with reporters.

“Yeah, that's something that I'm going to be working on this year,” Lincecum said of working with Posey. “Obviously we didn't throw to each other many times last year, but when we did - in the playoffs - it worked out. There's nothing going on. It's just a matter who was coaching that day and who (manager Bruce) Bochy would put in there.”