Los Angeles Dodgers Sign 10-Year Contract with Catcher Will Smith, Boosting Total Commitments to Key Players

$1.4 billion invested by LA in five crucial players

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Will Smith agreed on a new 10-year contract worth $140 million. This move brings the team’s total spending on five key players to nearly $1.4 billion since December. The new agreement replaces an earlier one-year deal worth $8.85 million that was signed in January.

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

Smith has been with the Dodgers for six seasons now, boasting a .263 career batting average along with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs. With this new long-term contract, he will not be 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 Hernandez, and Smith, with a total investment of $1,365,687,500 across these five players.

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