LA Dodgers Re-Sign Veteran Slugger To Extension

With only five days to beat the extension-signing window for pending free agents, the Los Angeles Dodgers wasted no time in getting one of the team's most productive hitters over the last six years under contract. Max Muncy has been re-signed to a two-year deal. 

It runs through the 2025 season and is worth $24 million. It also includes a $10 million club option for 2026. Muncy had a $14 million club option for 2024 that was pending.

The 33-year-old two-time All-Star has the most RBIs for the Dodgers since 2018, with 472. He also leads the club in walks over that span with 466. Of course, the swing-and-miss is a big part of his game as well, as he's batted just .216 since 2020 with an inordinate number of strikeouts. But his .356 on-base and 125 OPS+ in his six years in LA more than makes up for it, and makes him a 25% better hitter than the average major leaguer. 

His stay at third base, which has been challenging at best over the past two years, just might have to be extended if the Dodgers are able to pull off their real goal this offseason—the signing of free agent DH (and eventually, pitcher once again) Shohei Ohtani.

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