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Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Catcher Will Smith to $140 Million, 10-Year Contract, Boosting Team’s Total Spending on Key Players

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 28, 2024
$1.4 billion invested by LA in five crucial players

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

Smith had an impressive performance during the previous week, going 5 for 10 with two RBIs in a two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea. 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 and boasts a .263 career batting average along with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs. He would have been eligible for free agency after the 2025 season if not for this new long-term contract.

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.

By Samantha Johnson

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