Giants Catcher Buster Posey Opting Out of the Season for a (Couple) Very Good Reason(s)

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Giants Catcher Buster Posey Opting Out of the Season for a (Couple) Very Good Reason(s)

Chicago Cubs

The last few days, Giants catcher Buster Posey has been absent from camp, ostensibly as he mulled the possibility of opting out of playing in the 2020 season.

It turns out, it was quite a bit more complicated than that, though the outcome is the same: Posey will not be playing this year.

He has new kiddos:

For obvious reasons, the whole thing was kept highly under wraps, and if it weren’t for the premature births, Posey says he would have played. Any reason a player chooses to opt out this year is a completely justified one, but Posey’s seems particularly understandable.

Posey, 33, doesn’t do as much catching these days has he did in his prime, but it really hasn’t been until the last couple years that the bat started to slip. He hit just .257/.320/.368 (85 wRC+) last year. He’s under contract for at least one more season in 2021, with a team option for 2022. Posey was set to make about $8 million in this abbreviated season.

All the best to Posey and his family.

(Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)


Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.