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Dodgers Sign Catcher Will Smith to a Record-Breaking $140 Million Contract as Team Continues to Invest in Key Players

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 28, 2024
Will Smith Agrees to $140 Million, 10-Year Deal with Dodgers

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

Will 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. Last year, he was named an All-Star for the first time and posted a .261 batting average with 19 home runs and 76 RBIs. Over his six seasons with the Dodgers, Smith holds a .263 average with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs, making him an asset to the team.

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.

By Samantha Johnson

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