Los Angeles Dodgers Secure $140 Million, 10-Year Deal with All-Star Catcher Will Smith

$1.4 billion invested by LA in five crucial players

The Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Will Smith have reached a $140 million, 10-year contract on Wednesday, bringing their total spending on five key players to nearly $1.4 billion since December. This new deal replaces an earlier agreement for $8.85 million over one year that was reached in January.

Smith’s performance in the two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea last week was impressive as he went 5 for 10 with two RBIs. In the previous season, he made his first appearance as an All-Star and finished with a .261 batting average, 19 home runs, and 76 RBIs.

With this new long-term contract, Smith will remain with the Dodgers for six more seasons. He has had an impressive career with the Dodgers, boasting a .263 career batting average along with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs. Without this contract, he would have been eligible for free agency after the 2025 season.

The Dodgers have now locked in significant commitments to star players like Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Tyler Glasnow, Teoscar Hernández, and Smith, with a total investment of $1,365,687,500 across these five players.

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