Smith Signs Historic $140 Million Contract with Los Angeles Dodgers

$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 brings the team’s total spending on five key players to nearly $1.4 billion since December. The new agreement replaces an earlier one for $8.85 million over one year that was agreed upon in January.

In the previous week, Smith had a remarkable performance in a two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea, where he went 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 and boasts a .263 career batting average along with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs. Had it not been for this new long-term 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 Hernandez, and Smith, with a total investment of $1,365,687,500 across these five players.

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