Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Will Smith to $140 Million Contract Extension: Team’s Total Spending on Key Players Surpasses $1.4 Billion

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers have recently signed catcher Will Smith to a $140 million, 10-year contract, which brings the team’s total spending on key players to nearly $1.4 billion since December. This new agreement supersedes the previous one-year, $8.85 million deal that was reached in January.

Smith has been an asset to the Dodgers throughout his six seasons with the team, holding a .263 batting average with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs. In the week leading up to the signing of his new deal, Smith had a strong start, going 5 for 10 with two RBIs as the Dodgers split a two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea. Last year, he was named an All-Star for the first time, posting a .261 batting average with 19 home runs and 76 RBIs.

With this extension, Smith will now be committed to the Dodgers until after the 2025 season. The team has now invested a total of $1,365,687,500 in 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.

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