Dodgers Sign All-Star Catcher Will Smith to $140 Million, 10-Year Contract

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached a significant agreement with catcher Will Smith, signing him to a $140 million, 10-year contract. This new deal supersedes the previous $8.85 million, one-year agreement that was reached earlier in January.

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. The 28-year-old was named an All-Star for the first time last year, posting a .261 batting average with 19 home runs and 76 RBIs. Throughout his six seasons with the Dodgers, Smith holds a .263 average with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs, making him a valuable asset to the team.

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.

Smith’s extension adds to the team’s total spending of nearly $1.4 billion for five key players since December. With this new addition to their roster, the Dodgers are well on their way to becoming contenders once again in the MLB World Series.

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