June 16, 2024

Dodgers Sign All-Star Catcher Will Smith to a Record-Breaking $140 Million Contract

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Will Smith Agrees to $140 Million, 10-Year Deal with Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached a significant agreement with catcher Will Smith, signing him to a $140 million, 10-year contract. This new deal supersedes the previous $8.85 million, one-year agreement that was reached earlier in January. With this addition, the team’s total spending for key players since December has reached nearly $1.4 billion.

Smith had a strong start to the week, going 5 for 10 with two RBIs as the Dodgers split a two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea. The 28-year-old was named an All-Star for the first time last year, posting a .261 batting average with 19 home runs and 76 RBIs. Throughout his six seasons with the Dodgers, Smith holds a .263 average with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs, making him a valuable asset to the team.

The extension ensures that Smith will remain with the Dodgers through at least the 2030 season and provides stability to the team’s roster. Had he not agreed to this extension, Smith would have become eligible for free agency after the 2025 season. The Dodgers have now committed a total of $1,365,687,500 to key players including two-way star Shohei Ohtani ($700 million for 10 years), right-handers Yoshinobu Yamamoto ($325 million for 12 years) and Tyler Glasnow ($136,562,500 for five years), outfielder Teoscar Hernández ($23.5 million for one year), and now Will Smith.

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