How much is Max Muncy’s Dodgers contract for 2023 worth?
The Los Angeles Dodgers have handed infielder Max Muncy a one-year extension for 2023 with a club option for 2024.
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a one-year extension for 2023 with infielder Max Muncy on Monday, adding a club option for 2024. Muncy will make $13.5 million next season, essentially activating his club option, which was worth the same amount. His new club option for 2024 is worth $10 million plus incentives.
Muncy: “A chance to come back for another year was a no-brainer”
“This place means everything to me and my family, there’s not anywhere else that I’d rather play,” Muncy said. “A chance to come back for another year was a no-brainer. I hope that there’s more after that, but I try not to look too far ahead.”
Muncy, 31, saw his career take off after he was released by the Oakland Athletics in March 2017 before signing a free-agent deal with the Dodgers less than one month later.
He played in 96 games over two seasons with the A’s, hitting five home runs with 17 RBIs. But in 137 games with the Dodgers in 2018, he hit 35 home runs with 79 RBIs.
In his five seasons in Los Angeles, Muncy is a two-time All Star, batting .236 with an .859 OPS and 134 home runs with 345 RBIs in 579 games.
After a slow start this season following an elbow injury late in 2021, Muncy is batting .190 with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs, hitting seven of those home runs in 16 August games with a .328 batting average and a 1.185 OPS.
The move to lock in Muncy for 2023 comes after the Dodgers signed catcher Austin Barnes to a two-year extension in July.
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