Posey says he's committed to conserving water at his home

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Buster Posey would like to clear up one thing about his property landing on a list of excessive water users in the drought-ravaged Bay Area: The San Francisco Giants catcher says he worked with landscapers to take appropriate measures to save water before he and his wife moved into their suburban home in 2013.

Posey tells The Associated Press, ''We take the water stuff extremely serious.''

He was fined by East Bay Municipal Utility District, which says by law it must release the names of customers on such lists when a public records request is made. Posey and wife Kristen live in Lafayette, in the East Bay hills, along with their 4-year-old twins, Lee and Addison.

Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics' executive vice president of baseball operations, was on the same December list for excessive water use at his Danville, California, home.