The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly agreed to a three-year contract extension with infielder Max Muncy. The extension is worth $26 million and has a fourth-year option worth $13 million. The extension comes in the middle of the Dodgers busy week with trades and arbitration. The Dodgers organization agreed to this extension while amid arbitration hearings with outfielder Joc Pederson before he gets traded, and final medical reviews in the Mookie Betts and David Price blockbuster trade. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was quick to report the extension between Muncy and the Dodgers.
Infielder Max Muncy in agreement with #Dodgers on three-year, $26M extension, sources tell The Athletic. Deal also includes a $13.5M option for a fourth year or $1.5M buyout.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 6, 2020
Muncy has been wearing a Dodgers uniform for the past two seasons, playing two seasons with the Oakland Athletics in 2015 and 2016. However, last season, Muncy played 141 games in the Dodgerblue. Throughout his 2019 season, Muncy would hit .251/.374/.515 with 35 home runs and 98 RBI on the season. Something else that Muncy brings to the table is the ability to play first base, second base, and third base for the Dodgers, giving them even more flexibility.
Heading into 2020 Spring Training, Muncy will join an infield on a Dodgers team that is seemingly out for blood. After losing back to back World Series’s in 2017 and 2018 to organizations accused of sign-stealing and cheating, they are out for revenge. In 2019, they would ultimately get taken down by the red hot Washington Nationals who went on to take home the World Series. After the past three seasons of unwanted outcomes, the Dodgers are trying to do everything they can to push them over that ledge so they can get the World Series championship before their window closes.