He has already had one of the best starts to a career. And now, catcher Buster Posey should be a Giant for life.

Last year’s National League MVP has reached an agreement on an eight-year contraction extension. All told, Posey, who had one year left on his contract, will get $167 million over nine years. The deal also includes a club option for 2022 that could raise the value to $186 over 10 years.

The agreement is the largest contract in Giants history, surpassing Matt Cain’s $127.5 million, six-year contract and also includes a full no-trade clause.

“It’s a surreal feeling to know that I’ll be here for the next nine years. … I’m thrilled,” said Posey at the Giants’ “Play Ball Lunch” Friday.

The 26-year-old hit .336 last year with 24 home runs and 103 RBIs while also helping the Giants to their second World Series in the last three years.



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