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Posey named 'Willie Mac' award winner

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Posey named 'Willie Mac' award winner

Buster Posey has been named the Giants' "Willie Mac" Award winner, the team announced prior to Friday's game against the Padres.

The Willie McCovey Award is given out once a year to the most inspirational player on the team, and Posey received a plaque before the game engraved with the words "Competitive Spirit, Ability and Leadership."

Posey has bounced back this season, after suffering a season-ending leg injury in 2011 that resulted from a home plate collision with Miami Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins.

RELATED: Bochy commends Melky Cabrera, Posey skirts question

Posey is a viable candidate for National League MVP this season, batting .335 with 95 RBI and 23 home runs. Since the All-Star break, he has hit .392 with 52 RBI and 13 home runs.

He is just the sixth Giants catcher to win the award, joining Bob Brenly (1984), Kirt Manwaring (1993), Benito Santiago (2001), Mike Matheny (2005) and Bengie Molina (2007, 2008).

Ryan Vogelsong won the award in 2011.

Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

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Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

On Monday morning, some important details emerged.

The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish.

Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for Stanton.

The Giants selected Beede, 24, in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 draft.

The right-handed pitcher went 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA over 19 starts in Triple-A last season.

[RELATED: Healthy Tyler Beede shows why he's Giants' top pitching prospect]

The Orange and Black took Shaw, 24, in the first round (31st overall) of the 2015 draft.

In 37 games for Double-A Richmond in 2017, he hit .301 with six home runs and 29 RBI.

He was promoted to Triple-A and hit .289 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 88 games.

Shaw recently played in the Arizona Fall League, but only saw action in five games because of a sore shoulder.

Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

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Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

We have some sad news to report.

Skeeter, the lovable four-legged member of Matt Duffy's family, passed away in Long Beach on Saturday night. He was 15 years old.

Duffy made the news public with an Instagram post on Sunday evening.

"Even when it's expected, losing a member of the family is never easy. Sometimes you'd forget this little guy was even a cat. After 15 awesome years, last night we had to say goodbye to Skeeter boy. Thank you for all the love and support that Skeets has gotten over the past couple of years. Our furry little light has gone dark," Duffy wrote.

Skeeter, slightly overweight for his size, stole the hearts of Giants fans after Duffy made his debut with the Giants in August of 2014.

When Duffy was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays at the 2016 trade deadline, Skeeter remained in California with Duffy's parents.