MIAMI (AP) -- Florida Marlins rookie Scott Cousins has been receiving death threats despite repeatedly apologizing for a collision with San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey.
The collision at home plate during a game May 26 left Posey with a broken bone in his lower left leg and three torn ligaments in his ankle. He's had surgery and is done for the season.
Giants general manager Brian Sabean criticized Cousins on his weekly radio show on KNBR this week, calling the play malicious and unnecessary.
Cousins said in a statement Friday that "the situation is still an open wound for many, including myself. ... Nobody outside Buster feels worse about his injury than I do."
Cousins said he's tried to contact Posey without success. He also said that he believes the play was clean and "totally within the rules of the game."
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