The Washington Times - June 6, 2011, 06:42PM

SAN FRANCISCO — When Giants catcher Buster Posey went down with a broken leg just about two weeks ago, the first name that came up as a possible replacement in various reports was that of Nationals veteran Ivan Rodriguez.

There have been conflicting reports since — the Giants insist that they haven’t inquired about Rodriguez but there have been conversations had, they simply haven’t generated from the Giants’ side. The Nationals have made no secret that they’d be willing to move Rodriguez for the right package but with both he and Wilson Ramos playing well as a pair, an immediate move isn’t necessary.


At any rate, if the Giants are still interested they’ll get a close-up view of Rodriguez tonight as he’s hitting seventh and catching starter John Lannan tonight in San Francisco.

Here are the full lineups behind Lannan and Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum:


Roger Bernadina CF
Ian Desmond SS
Jayson Werth RF
Laynce Nix LF
Michael Morse 1B
Danny Espinosa 2B
Ivan Rodriguez C
Jerry Hairston Jr. 3B
John Lannan P

San Francisco:

Andres Torres CF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Freddy Sanchez 2B
Cody Ross RF
Aubrey Huff 1B
Aaron Rowand LF
Brandon Crawford SS
Eli Whiteside C
Tim Lincecum P