Dodgers Sign $140 Million, 10-Year Contract with All-Star Catcher Will Smith: Adding Another Star to their Luxury Roster

$1.4 billion invested by LA in five crucial players

Los Angeles Dodgers have signed a $140 million, 10-year contract with catcher Will Smith, bringing the team’s 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 standout performance during the previous week, going 5 for 10 with two RBIs in a two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea. 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 remain with the Dodgers for another six seasons. Over his six years with the team, he has established himself as one of the top catchers in baseball, boasting a .263 career batting average along with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs. He was eligible for free agency after the 2025 season if not for this new contract.

The Dodgers have now committed significant investments to star players like Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Tyler Glasnow, Teoscar Hernández, and Smith, totaling $1,365,687,500 across these five players.

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