Dodgers sign C Will Smith to 10-year extension

League: MLB

Posted on: 27 Mar, 2024 at 09:32 PM

Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed catcher Will Smith to a 10-year extension worth $140 million on Wednesday.

The deal will include deferred compensation, per Ten years marks the longest contract for a catcher in MLB history and potentially keeps Smith in Dodger blue through the 2033 season.

Smith and the Dodgers had agreed to a deal worth $8.55 million for this season, avoiding arbitration. He'll now earn $14 million in 2024.

Smith turns 29 on Thursday.

Smith, who bats cleanup in the Dodgers' order, is coming off his first All-Star season. He hit .261 with 19 home runs and 76 RBIs in 2023. He's off to a 5-for-10 start this season after the two-game set vs. San Diego last week in South Korea.

Smith, a first-round pick in the 2016 draft, owns a career slash line of .263/.358/.484 with 91 home runs and 308 RBIs.

--Field Level Media