Giants Catcher Buster Posey Gets 8-year, $159 Million Extension


Not to be outdone, the San Francisco Giants locked up All-Star catcher and reigning NL MVP Buster Posey with a big contract extension just hours after news about the Justin Verlander deal broke on Friday.

Posey, who was entering the final year under his current contract, will make $8 million this season, and then $159 million over the next eight seasons. The 26-year-old will remain under Giants control through 2021 with a club option for 2022.

Posey debuted for the Giants in 2009, where he played in seven big league games as one of the club’s September call-ups. He has appeared in 308 total games thus far in his career, and has already won an MVP award, a batting title, and has helped San Francisco win two World Series championships.

His new deal, which will see the youngster rake in a total of $167 million, is a record for a player with fewer than three years of major league service and a record for a player with fewer than four years of major league service. Posey’s contract is the longest ever for a catcher, and second in total value trailing only Joe Mauer, who signed an 8-year, $184 million extension with the Minnesota Twins in 2010.

About Matthew George

Matthew George graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a bachelor of science in journalism. He spent three years writing sports for the Kentucky Kernel, the university's daily paper, and served as assistant sports editor. After undergrad, Matthew attended Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University where he earned his juris doctorate. He is now admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.

One thought on “Giants Catcher Buster Posey Gets 8-year, $159 Million Extension

  1. Salaries are way out of line in my humble opinion.
    It’s hard to justify paying these huge contracts and a turnoff to me.

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