Report: San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey plans to retire Thursday

According to The Athletic, Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants catcher, will announce his retirement on Thursday.
Posey (34), has spent his entire 12-year career in San Francisco. He helped the team win three World Series titles in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Posey, 34, is the Giants' only remaining player who has played on all three titles-winning Giants teams.

Posey's $22million club option was exercised by the Giants last month. This is if Posey wants to continue playing after another stellar season.

Posey's contract, which includes a $3million buyout, led the Giants to a record 107 wins and their first NL West championship since 2012. He played regularly down the stretch, demonstrating his durability and health.

Posey batted.304, with 18 homers. He also had 56 RBIs. This was a sign that his right hip had finally returned to full strength three years after surgery. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Posey was one of six players to reach.300 in his final MLB season.

Posey was named Rookie of The Year in 2010, and NL MVP in 2012. Posey has a lifetime batting average.302 and is one of only six catchers to have started 1,000 games as a catcher in major league history.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.