Dodgers’ Commitment to Stars: $1.4 Billion Invested in 5 Key Players since December

$1.4 billion invested by LA in five crucial players

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized 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 strong performance in a two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea last week, going 5 for 10 with two RBIs. In the previous season, Smith made his first appearance as an All-Star and finished with a .261 batting average, 19 home runs, and 76 RBIs.

Since joining the Dodgers in 2016, Smith has boasted a .263 career batting average along with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs. With this new long-term contract, Smith would have been eligible for free agency after the 2025 season if not for this commitment from the Dodgers.

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 $1,365,687,500 across these five players.

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