The Los Angeles Dodgers Secure $140 Million Deal with Catcher Will Smith, Adding to their $1.365 Billion Investment in Key Players

$1.4 billion invested by LA in five crucial players

The Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a $140 million, 10-year contract with catcher Will Smith, bringing their total spending on five key players to nearly $1.4 billion since December. This new deal replaces an earlier agreement for $8.85 million over one year that was reached in January.

Smith had a strong performance in a two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea, last week, going 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.

With this new long-term contract, Smith will stay with the Dodgers for six more seasons. He has a career batting average of .263 and has hit 91 home runs and accumulated 308 RBIs during his time with the team. If not for this new contract, Smith 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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