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Dodgers Sign Max Muncy To Three-Year Extension

The Dodgers signed Max Muncy to a three-year extension on Thursday.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 21: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to his walk off solo homerun to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 during the 10th inning at Dodger Stadium on August 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Just a few days after the Dodgers’ incredible Mooke Betts deal was reported, Los Angeles gets more good news. It is being reported this morning that the Dodgers have locked up Max Muncy for three more years.

For a team that seemingly “doesn’t spend money”, the Dodgers and Andrew Friedman sure have gone wild this offseason. After a few under the radar signings of relievers and minor league talent, we have back-to-back big news.

Muncy’s extension is worth $26 million after earning just  $575,000 in 2019. If you remember, Muncy and the Dodgers were set to go to arbitration when the two sides could not agree on a number for the 2020 season. This contract settles that and then some.

Muncy was picked up as a low-risk option before the 2018 season and has exploded onto the scene since then. In two seasons with Los Angeles, he has slashed .256/.381/.545 and hit 70 home runs. He has also become quite the fan-favorite at Chavez Ravine, coming up in huge moments for the Dodgers and embarrassing Madison Bumgarner in the process.

Official Press Release

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms with infielder Max Muncy on a three-year contract extension with a club option for 2023, avoiding arbitration.

Muncy, 29, finished his second season with the Dodgers, hitting .251 (122-for-487) with 35 homers and 98 RBI in 142 games and earning his first All-Star Game appearance. Last season, the Texas native set career-highs in runs (101), doubles (22), homers, RBI and walks (90).

In two seasons with the Dodgers, he has slashed .256/.381/.545 with 70 homers, 176 runs and 177 RBI. Since joining the Dodgers, he ranks among the National League leaders in runs (16th), RBI (T-15th), homers (6th), slugging percentage (7th) and OPS (5th, .927). He was originally signed with the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on April 27, 2017.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Outstanding move. Rest assured some posters here who refuse to give this FO any credit will find a way to torture this news into some bad mistake.

  2. He deserves it I’m happy for him. Finally the Dodgers use a few million on one legit player instead of spreading it out on a bunch of platoon guys and broken down arms

  3. Hope he doesn’t fall into the “relax” mode that other players seem to go through when signing a big contract where he doesn’t produce for what they paid him to do.

  4. Now give Mookie Betts the extension so he remains with the Dodgers for years and not for just one year.

  5. Thank you for paying the man. Maximum Muncy certainly deserves it. He’s the kind of throwback player who is impossible not to like.

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