Max Muncy, who was set to potentially enter free agency at the end of the 2022 season, isn’t going anywhere.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced a contract extension for Muncy that will last him through at least the 2023 season.
It’s a one-year deal worth $13.5 million that includes a club option for the 2024 season for $10 million with incentive bonuses.
Muncy has had a tough season this year, hitting just .192, but he has hit 16 home runs and driven in 47 runs and appears to be heating up again.
The 31-year-old utility infielder has been with the Dodgers since 2018.
The Dodgers announced the signing on Twitter yesterday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms with IF Max Muncy on a one-year contract extension for $13.5 million for the 2023 season with a club option for the 2024 season for $10 million with incentives.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 22, 2022
Muncy Not Going Anywhere
Muncy is staying put for now.
This is a good move for the Dodgers, as Muncy has been a major key to their success in recent years.
He was the one that hit the walk-off home run in Game 3 of the 2018 World Series against the Boston Red Sox.
Muncy was out for the Dodgers’ run to the NLCS last year, suffering an injury on the last day of the regular season.
But the veteran slugger has been one of the Dodgers’ standout players for the past several years.
Any uncertainty about his future has been put to rest for now.
He’ll be staying in Los Angeles through at least the 2023 season, after originally being set to enter the free agent market.
It appears that his recent surge has encouraged the Dodgers enough that they chose to keep him around.
Over his last 15 games, Muncy has gone deep six times and driven in 13 runs while hitting for a .321 average.
We’ll see if he can stay hot and if the Dodgers will keep him around after next season as well.