C,1B - FA - RET
Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports Buster Posey will announce his retirement on Thursday.
This is a shocker. Back in October, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi indicated that the team planned to bring Posey back in 2022. However, it seems as if Posey has other plans in mind. The likely Hall-of-Fame candidate goes out on a tear, having hit .304 with an .889 OPS in his final campaign. The 34-year-old was the 2012 National League MVP and won three World Series with the Giants. He was the organization's No. 5 overall pick back in 2008. It's hard to imagine a career going much better than his did.
Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi made it clear that bringing back Buster Posey next year is a high priority. The Giants can simply exercise Posey's $22 million club option if they want or look for a long-term contract.
Posey showed in his 2021 campaign that he still has the ability to play at an elite level at the catcher position. He hit .304/.390/.499 with 18 homers in 113 games during the season.
Catcher Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBI as the Giants took out the Diamondbacks 5-4 on Thursday.
Posey drove in a pair of runs on Thursday with a sacrifice fly and a double. He led the team in runs batted in and upped his season batting line to a hefty .306/.392/.505 with 18 home runs and 53 RBI over 386 at-bats on the year.
Catcher Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and a strikeout as the Giants took down the Rockies 7-2 on Friday.
Posey tacked on an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning with an RBI single off Robert Stephenson. It was his only hit of the ball game but he did reach with a walk earlier in the contest. The resurgent catcher is rocking a healthy .305/.391/.507 batting line with 18 homers and 50 RBI on the season.
Catcher Buster Posey went 0-for-3 in the Giants' 3-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
The Giants couldn't get much of anything going on offense with Max Fried dealing for the Braves. Posey has been slumping for the better part of a month, slashing just .220/.281/.390 over his last 15 games. He's still rocking an impressive .297/.320/.368 with 18 home runs and 47 RBI for the year.