Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
$1.4 billion invested by LA in five crucial players

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Catcher Will Smith agreed on a $140 million, 10-year contract. This new deal brings the team’s total spending on five key players to nearly $1.4 billion since December. The previous agreement for $8.85 million over one year was reached in January, but has now been replaced.

In the previous week, Smith had a strong performance in a two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea, going 5 for 10 with two RBIs. Last year, Smith 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. If not 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 Hernández, and Smith, with a total investment of $1

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