With a month and a half left within the common season, the Dodgers addressed considered one of their greater offseason questions on Monday.
The crew introduced it agreed to a contract extension with third baseman Max Muncy, a one-year deal price $13.5 million subsequent season with a crew choice for $10 million, plus incentives, for 2024.
After a dreadful begin to the season, impacted partially by an elbow damage he suffered on the finish of final season, Muncy has hit his stride in latest weeks. Because the begin of August, Muncy is batting .328 with seven dwelling runs and 15 RBIs. His 1.185 on-base-plus-slugging share throughout that stretch is third greatest within the majors amongst certified hitters.
And his 16 dwelling runs are tied for fifth most on the Dodgers — even after he missed a pair weeks to offer his ailing elbow a break.
Muncy’s contract was going to a query this offseason. He had a $13-million membership choice or a $1.5-million buyout.
His latest resurgence was sufficient to persuade the Dodgers to carry again the 31-year-old slugger, who has 134 dwelling runs in 5 seasons with the crew, two All-Star picks, an .881 OPS within the playoffs and a World Collection championship.