January 18, 2013
Leesburg native and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, left, celebrates the team's World Series win late last year with his wife and high school sweetheart, Kristen, during a parade in the Bay Area.
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Giants give Posey $8M, 1-year deal, avoid arbitration; Braves re-sign five, fail to agree with Prado
Looking to keep their NL MVP and two-time World Series champ happy, the San Francisco Giants gladly avoid arbitration with catcher and Leesburg native Buster Posey on Friday, giving him a hefty, one-year salary bump from $615,000 to $8 million — with the hope that a long-term deal between the two sides is next.