SAN FRANCISCO — he white flag on their 2018 season Saturday Cam Bedrosian Jersey , scheduling standout catcher Buster Posey for season-ending hip surgery with 31 games still remaining.Down 8 1/2 games in the National League wild-card race after walking off the field following a 5-3 win, the Giants nonetheless will continue to pursue their postseason dream when they complete a three-game home series against the Texas Rangers on Sunday.The decision on Posey came hours after the Giants suffered a back-breaking, 7-6 loss to the Rangers on Friday night in which Posey played the entire 10 innings, watching Texas deny San Francisco a much-needed win with a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth after a game-extending error.Article continues below ...Posey’s surgery Monday will be performed in order to repair a torn labrum and remove bone spurs from his painful right hip.The 31-year-old made himself available Saturday but saw no action in another exciting finish that saw the Giants’ Mark Melancon strand the bases loaded in the ninth after the Giants had blown most of their 5-0 lead the inning before.The win was just the Giants’ third in their last 10 games.“You don’t want to say you’re out of it until you’re out of it,” Posey said. “But, unfortunately, where we are, it makes sense to take care of it right now.”Posey said having the surgery basically one month before season’s end will give him an additional month in the offseason to rehab. He not only plans to be with the Giants for spring training in February but continue to be the primary catcher.Nick Hundley contributed a hit, a run and two walks to Saturday’s win as Posey’s replacement. The start was Hundley’s 46th of the season.Hundley and his teammates will go up against Rangers right-hander Yovani Gallardo (7-2, 6.06) in the series finale.The 32-year-old has made 10 previous starts against San Francisco, going 6-4 with a 3.21 ERA.Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen, who has led off the first inning with a home run and a double in the first two games of the series, has enjoyed a big-numbers career against Gallardo, going 19-for-55 (.345) with three doubles http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-cozart-jersey , two triples and four homers.San Francisco will hand the ball to left-hander Derek Holland (6-8, 3.75), who has made 158 of his 208 career starts for the Rangers.Since leaving Texas after eight seasons for the Chicago White Sox in free agency in 2017, the 31-year-old has faced his former employer twice and gotten bombed both times, running up a 13.50 ERA while going 0-2.Old pal Rougned Odor has been especially rough on Holland, delivering a single and a three-run homer in four at-bats.Odor has homered twice in the series, both times in critical situations. It was his game-tying homer in the ninth inning that extended the series opener and led to a 7-6 win in 10 innings. Then on Saturday, he blasted a three-run shot to rally the Rangers within 5-3 in the eighth inning, setting up the tight finish. The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed a three-year working agreement with the Yokohama DeNA Baystars of the NPB’s Central League."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodLatest NewsDiamondbacks NewsD-backs sign working agreement with the Yokohama DeNA BaystarsNew,7commentsThe Arizona Diamondbacks have signed a three-year working agreement with the Yokohama DeNA Baystars of the NPB’s Central League.EDTShareTweetShareShareD-backs sign working agreement with the Yokohama DeNA BaystarsPhoto by Casey Wilcox/D-backsCasey WilcoxAs part of the agreement, the teams will exchange information and non-uniformed personnel with each other throughout the season, including regular visits to both Arizona and Japan. “We are thrilled about this working agreement because it covers both the baseball and business side of our franchises,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. “We have great relationships throughout Japan and we are looking forward to not only sharing our own best practices with the Baystars but to learn from them as well.”“I am very happy to announce this working agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks,” said Baystars General Manager Kazuaki Mihara. “The franchise has been successful not just with their talented players, but with running an organization. In particular Blake Parker Jersey , I am impressed with the D-backs because of their advanced thought process and innovative approach and look forward to working with them and learning from them in order to further grow as an organization.”In addition to assistance related to professional scouting, player development, roster management, sports medicine and analytics, the teams will work with one another on fan experience, stadium operations, marketing and ticketing initiatives.“This agreement with Yokohama will allow both teams to share information as we look to optimize all facets of our baseball operations,” said D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Mike Hazen. “From a global perspective, the ability to share with and learn from each other provides a unique opportunity to diversify the way we think, evaluate, and coach.”The D-backs have had a strong presence in Japan for many years, including multiple goodwill trips during the past several seasons. Among the executives to make recent trips to Japan include Hall, Assistant General Manager Jared Porter, Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson and Director of Pacific Rim Operations Makoto “Mack” Hayashi. The group has twice hosted the MLB Road Show and clinic in the town of Ishinomaki http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-cozart-jersey , which was severely damaged by a tsunami in 2011.D-backs right-hander Yoshihisa Hirano enters his second season with the D-backs after finishing tied for sixth in National League Rookie of the Year voting last season. The Kyoto, Japan native appeared in 75 games, setting a record for games pitched by a Japanese player and a D-backs rookie record with 32 holds while ranking second with a 2.44 ERA. Hirano is the second D-back of Japanese descent, joining Takashi Saito (2012). The D-backs’ history in Japan dates to before the franchise played its first game, when the General Manager, Joe Garagiola Jr., joined Manager Buck Showalter and Senior Advisor, Pacific Rim Operations Jim Marshall on a goodwill trip in 1997 that included watching the games in which Ichiro Suzuki played. Garagiola Jr. made numerous trips to Japan during his tenure as GM and in 2002, the team formalized a working relationship with the Nippon Ham Fighters which ended in 2006. In 2004, the club began hosting young players from Japan in Phoenix and sending young Valley residents for baseball trips to Japan, with one of those young players going on to play in the D-backs’ farm system (Jake Williams).