The San Francisco Giants plan to exercise Buster Posey's $22 million club option for the 2022 season as long as the veteran wants to keep playing.

Posey's contract includes a $3 million buyout.

The 34-year-old helped lead the Giants to a franchise-record 107 wins and their first National League West title since 2012 this season.

"He is in our estimation the best catcher in baseball this year," Farhan Zaidi said. "Obviously want to have conversations with Buster and continue to have internal conversations about that, but having him on this team next year is a high priority."