Dodgers, infielder Max Muncy reach 2-year, $24 million deal



The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with the third baseman Max Muncy A two-year deal through the 2025 season worth $24 million, it was announced Thursday.

The contract includes a $5 million signing bonus and a $10 million club option for 2026. Muncie will make $7 million in 2024 and $12 million in 2025.

Muncie, 33, had a .212 batting average this season, set a career high with 105 RBIs and tied his personal best with 36 home runs. He played on a one-year, $13.5 million contract this past season, and the Dodgers held a $12 million option entering the 2024 season.

Muncie joins Mookie Betts (107), JD Martinez (103) and Freddie Freeman (102) became the first quartet in Dodgers history with 100-plus RBIs in a season.

The two-time All-Star had a career year in 2021 with 36 homers and 124 hits, as well as 144 games played, 26 doubles, 64 extra-base hits and 262 total bases. He struggled after suffering a major elbow injury late that season.

Muncie spent six of his eight major league seasons with the Dodgers after breaking into the majors with the Oakland Athletics in 2015. Overall, he has 180 home runs with 489 RBI and a career batting average of .227.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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