Will Smith signs a 10-year, $140 million contract with the Dodgers

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have signed catcher Will Smith to a 10-year, $140 million contract. This move brings the team’s total spending on key players to nearly $1.4 billion since December. The news comes after Smith had already agreed to a one-year deal worth $8.85 million in January, which has now been replaced by his new contract.

Will Smith had a standout week leading up to the announcement of his new contract. In a two-game series against San Diego in Seoul, South Korea, he went 5 for 10 with two RBIs. Last year, he was named an All-Star for the first time after hitting .261 with 19 home runs and 76 RBIs. Over his six seasons with the Dodgers, Smith has maintained a .263 batting average with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs. He would have been eligible for free agency after the 2025 season.

The Dodgers have also made significant financial commitments to other key players in addition to Smith’s new deal. 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 Hern├índez ($23.5 million for one year), and now Will Smith. The team’s efforts to secure top talent demonstrate their commitment to building a competitive roster for the future.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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