May 21, 2024 1:32 pm
5 key players in LA have received a $1.4 billion investment.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced a $140 million, 10-year contract with catcher Will Smith, bringing their spending on key players to nearly $1.4 billion since December. This new deal supersedes a $8.85 million, one-year agreement previously reached in January. At 28 years old, Smith was a first-time All-Star last year and had a strong season with a .261 average, 19 homers, and 76 RBIs.

In his six seasons with the Dodgers, he has a .263 average with 91 homers and 308 RBIs. Smith would have been eligible for free agency after the 2025 season. With this latest signing, the Dodgers now have a total commitment of $1,365,687,500 to five key players. This includes 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 as well.

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