Dodgers Sign Historic Extension with All-Star Catcher Will Smith: A Look at the Financial Implications

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached a significant agreement with catcher Will Smith, committing $140 million to the 28-year-old over the next 10 years. This new deal supersedes his previous one-year contract worth $8.85 million, which he signed in January.

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. In addition to being named an All-Star for the first time last year, Smith posted a .261 batting average with 19 home runs and 76 RBIs during his six seasons with the Dodgers. With this new extension, he remains a valuable asset to the team.

Had Smith not agreed to this extension, he 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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