Buster Posey reported that his fractured right ring finger felt much better Friday. He took a few cuts off a batting tee and played catch but manager Bruce Bochy said Posey needs at least "a couple more days" before he returns.

Until he does Bochy has a firm catcher pecking order: Hector Sanchez will start call-up Johnny Monell will be the backup and Pablo Sandoval is the emergency man.