ESPN News Services
Nov 2, 2023, 05:29 PM ET
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement with third baseman Max Muncy on a lucrative two-year contract worth million, the team announced on Thursday.
The deal includes a $5 million signing bonus and a $10 million club option for the 2026 season. Muncy is set to earn $7 million in 2024 and $12 million in 2025.
At 33 years old, Muncy had a batting average of .212 this season, but he managed to achieve a career-high of 105 RBIs and tied his personal best with 36 home runs. He played the previous season under a one-year, $13.5 million deal, and the Dodgers held a $12 million option for the 2024 season.
Muncy’s impressive performance this year placed him alongside Mookie Betts (107), J.D. Martinez (103), and Freddie Freeman (102) as the first quartet in Dodgers history to record 100-plus RBIs in a single season.
The two-time All-Star had a remarkable year in 2021, hitting 36 home runs and 124 hits. He also played 144 games, recorded 26 doubles, 64 extra-base hits, and accumulated 262 total bases. However, his performance was hindered by a major elbow injury towards the end of that season.
Muncy has spent six of his eight major league seasons with the Dodgers after starting his career with the Oakland Athletics in 2015. Throughout his career, he has amassed 180 home runs, 489 RBIs, and holds a batting average of .227.