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Buster Posey opting out of 2020 MLB season

Giants catcher and first baseman Buster Posey will be opting out of the 2020 MLB season to take care of his recently adopted twins.

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey leaves the bullpen during a Spring Training workout at Oracle Park. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants will have a new starting catcher for the first time in a decade in 2020. Buster Posey announced he will be opting out of the 2020 MLB season. He and his wife adopted identical twin girls who are in the NICU for the time being.

Posey has dealt with injuries the past couple seasons, playing 114 games last year and 105 the year before. He’s spent most of his time behind the plate, but has also gotten some time at first base.

Backup catcher Aramis Garcia had hip surgery in February and is not expected to be ready for Opening Day. Rob Brantly, Tyler Heineman, and Joey Bart are all competing for an opportunity. Back in May, Giants fans thought Bart would be the guy to claim the backup job behind Posey.