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Five things we learned at Giants HQ: Buster’s power, Cueto’s beard oil and more from camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — There’s only so much you can learn from watching players take batting practice.

You can’t judge a player’s ability to hit the curveball, to lay off tough pitches off the corner or handle major league pitching.

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But in watching Buster Posey crush pitches onto the berm beyond the left field fence at Scottsdale Stadium on Thursday, it was easy to see that Posey looks a lot healthier than he did a year ago.

“I feel like I have really good range in my hips,” Posey said.

That wasn’t something Posey had last spring, when he was working his way back from a major hip surgery that forced him to miss the final month of the 2018 season.