It hasn’t been the best season for Max Muncy. The Dodgers first baseman entered the year coming off of a torn UCL in his elbow, something the team opted to let him play through in 2022. And while we won’t know for sure if that was the problem early on, he sure looks different as of late.
Through the first few weeks of August, Muncy has hit .328 and posted a 1.185 OPS with 7 home runs. He looks way more locked in, and he’s driving the ball with authority whenever he makes contact. The Dodgers needed him to find his groove, and he looks to be getting there quickly.
To reward that, the Dodgers just gave him a contract extension. The team announced this afternoon that Muncy would get his club option for next season locked in at $13.5 million. He will now also carry a club option for the 2024 season that would be worth $10 million and includes incentives. It’s not yet known how high that year could go in terms of performance.
Dodgers just announced Max Muncy has been extended — his club option for next season at $13.5M was guaranteed, and now he has a club option for 2024 at $10M plus incentives.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 22, 2022
The Dodgers are paying Muncy roughly $11.5 million as his base salary for 2022. That does not include his signing bonus that is counted towards the payroll, which is $1.5 million for this year. But locking him up beyond this season is a great look for this club and the confidence that they have in him.
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