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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Buster Posey’s recovery from right hip surgery might limit how much the San Francisco All-Star catches during spring training and at the start of the season.Posey had surgery in late August to repair a torn labrum in the hip and remove an impingement.“Certainly with a guy like Buster coming off the major surgery it might impact his spring training workload and maybe even his early season workload Aaron Judge Jersey , but for now all the indications are positive that he’ll be 100 percent,” new Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said at the winter meetings.The 31-year-old Posey played in just 105 games and his power numbers dipped with the hip affecting him all year. He batted .284 with five home runs and 41 RBIs.Right-hander Jeff Samardzija is beginning a throwing program after he was limited to 10 starts and 44 2/3 innings in 2018 because of recurring shoulder problems. Center fielder Steven Duggar, who suffered a season-ending left shoulder injury in late August from a hard, headfirst slide back into second base, also is making good progress.“As of now that group of guys are all on schedule expected to be ready for camp Gleyber Torres Jersey ,” Zaidi said.Also, Zaidi further filled out his front office, hiring former Blue Jays general manager and Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi as a senior adviser. Zack Minasian was hired as director of pro scouting and Michael Holmes director of amateur scouting.When he left the Dodgers and joined the Giants last month, Zaidi wasn’t sure he would find a right-hand man before next season began. Dick Tidrow and John Barr will both stay in the organization.The Giants claimed outfielder Mike Gerber off waivers from Detroit. The 26-year-old brings versatility because he can play all three outfield positions, something Zaidi prefers in his players. He made his big league debut last season and went 4 for 42 in 18 games for the Tigers.Zaidi said it’s a “high priority” for San Francisco to add at least one experienced outfielder who can also bolster the offense. CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis has been in this position before. That’s the positive.That doesn’t mean he’s happy about it.Kipnis took fly balls in center field on Tuesday as he transitioned from playing second base after the Indians acquired third baseman Josh Donaldson in a trade last week from the Toronto Blue Jays.Donaldson’s arrival — he’s currently on the disabled list with a calf injury — has caused an infield shift. Jose Ramirez is moving from third to second Tyler Austin Jersey , dispatching Kipnis into the outfield. The former All-Star made a similar move last September, but those were different circumstances as Kipnis was coming off the disabled list and the Indians were thin in the outfield because of injuries.This time, Kipnis is being moved to accommodate a star who may help the Indians reach the World Series. And Kipnis has struggled all season.“I’m not going to make it about me this year,” Kipnis said before starting Tuesday’s game against Kansas City at second. “I understand what he can bring to the table and I’m hoping he does it. I’m excited for this team and this organization. I understand where they’re coming from and I understand that I probably put us in this situation with not having the year I’m capable of having.“It’s a little bit of cause and effect. But I’ve got a job to do. I show up every day and work hard and if that means switching positions, I’m switching positions. I look forward to most challenges. I’m excited to get going.”Donaldson worked out with the Indians after playing one game for Triple-A Columbus. Donaldson was placed on the disabled list Monday so he could rehab in the minors Clint Frazier Jersey , and he hit a grand slam in the Clippers’ final game.Donaldson will resume his rehab stint with Double-A Akron. The 2015 AL MVP is eligible to be activated on Sept. 11.Kipnis could get some playing time in center before Donaldson is ready. He played 11 of Cleveland’s final 12 regular-season games there last year and started all five playoff games in the outfield.“I actually have some legs under me,” said Kipnis, who is batting .226 with 14 homers and 57 RBIs. “Having some kind of starting point to fall back on now is nice. We’re not just starting from eight years scratch or something like that. Do I love it? No. But I don’t have to love it. That’s the part. I’ve got a job to do. It’s OK as long as all of our goals are the same and that’s to win a World Series for this city and this organization, then you’re not really going to hear too many problems from me.”But unlike last year, Kipnis has to earn any playing time. Greg Allen has played in 70 games , and he’s better defensively than Kipnis.Indians manager Terry Francona explained to Kipnis that nothing will be given to him.“We feel like we’re a better team when Kip’s playing well,” Francona said. “I told him, ‘You have to be our best option out there. And I told Greg the same thing.’ It’s a little unsettling. It’s a guy — I’ve known Kip for six years now. He’s been a guy that we’ve depended on. Now, all of a sudden you’re having a conversation with him that’s probably not exactly what he wants to hear, so it’s not the funnest thing in the world.“But I think the best way to start those is by being honest.”