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San Francisco Giants Lock Up Buster Posey For 8 Years

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants locked up their face of the franchise in Buster Posey hours after the Detroit Tigers locked up ace pitcher Justin Verlander.

Posey signed on for eight more seasons with the Giants after the 2013 season, which will earn him a total of $167 million through the tenure of the contract. The signing will ensure Posey remains a Giant until the 2022 season.

The 26-year old back stop is the reigning National League MVP, an accolade he gained just a year removed from from a violent home plate collision in which Posey broke his leg. The catcher batted a league-leading .336 with 24 home runs and a .957 OPS en route to leading the Giants to a World Championship title in 2012.

The catcher was set to make $8 million dollars in 2013 and wasn’t due for free agency until 2017. The deal buys out his remaining arbitration years and solidifies the Giants position for years to come. Posey played 29 games at first base last season, a transition to address some of the questions regarding the longevity of his career behind the plate towards the future.

San Francisco won’t have to worry about that until the later years of his contract, however. Regardless of where he plays, Posey will be a giant force to be reckoned with and a great signing for a team poised to earn a repeat trip back to the big dance.

Clayton Richer covers the Toronto Blue Jays for Rant Sports. Follow and interact with him on Twitter at @MLBHotCorner.