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Buster Posey, a San Francisco Giants legend is now apparently over.
Andrew Baggarly, of The Athletic, reported that Posey will announce his retirement on Thursday.
After Jon Heyman, of MLB Network, reported that the Giants wanted to bring him back in August and that they were more likely to sign him to a multiyear contract than just exercising his $22 million club option for 2022.
Posey began his MLB career in 2009 and finishes his career with a slash of.302/.372/.460, 158 home runs, and 729 RBI.
His incredible resume includes three World Series titles and a National League MVP. He was also a NL Rookie-of-the-Year. Four Silver Sluggers, a Gold Glove and seven All-Star selections.
Despite his track record, he was a bit of a mystery when he entered the 2021 campaign.
Posey's 2019 performance was not up to his high standards. He slashed.257/.320/.368 with seven runs and 38 RBI, and then opted out from the 2020 campaign.
He felt a lot of pressure for the 2021 season, as he tried to regain his former form as one the top overall players in the league and secure his substantial option year. He responded by becoming an All-Star, slashing.304/.390/.499 and scoring 18 home runs along with 56 RBI.
Posey was a respected leader for the Giants team, which was among the top in the league during the season and went beyond expectations to become the National League West champions.
With the contract status approaching, the timing of the show seemed perfect for the veteran. But he will be retiring.
The 34-year old was a great talent. He hit for average, provided power, managed star-studded pitchers, and delivered key October hits in a Hall of Fame-caliber life.