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Max Muncy’s Future with Dodgers, How He Got Career Back on Track, Will LA Sign Long-Term?

Dodgers infielder Max Muncy has returned. Well, in two ways actually. Muncy is officially going to rejoin the Dodgers on Friday, as he’s back from the paternity list. He’s also reestablished himself as one of baseball’s premier power hitters. I’ve already written an article about the paternity leave return — which you can read here — so in this one, we’re going to talk about the figurative return of Max Muncy.

Before heading on paternity leave, Muncy was the hottest hitter in baseball. Muncy was coming off a week in which he hit five home runs and seven RBIs, and had an incredible OPS of 1.815. It was no surprise that he came away with the National League Player of the Week Award.

However, his hot streak wasn’t just for that week.

Over his last 13 games, Muncy has hit 10 home runs, driven in 19 RBIs and has climbed the MLB statistical leaderboards.

Despite having not played in a game since Sunday, Muncy is currently the MLB’s leader in home runs with 11. He also leads the league with a 1.129 OPS. His 18 walks have him tied for fourth on the MLB leaderboards. Did I mention he hasn’t played in a game all week?

Muncy’s return was sparked in the Dodgers’ series in San Francisco, when he decided to revert to his step-back move in his swing. It paid instant dividends, and he’s stuck with it ever since.

Muncy’s reemergence has now raised an important question for the Dodgers — what’s his long-term future with the team?

This offseason, Muncy spoke with’s Doug McKain, and said he wanted to be a Dodger for life. He knew he needed to return to his All-Star level form to make that happen and, thus far this season, he’s doing just that.

Doug McKain recently posted another Muncy video on YouTube, and it’s must-watch. McKain touches on Muncy’s breakout month, how he got his career back on track, if he could possibly be in MVP consideration this season and, maybe most importantly, what his long-term future could look like in LA.

You can watch the video by clicking the video at the top of the article, or by clicking right here. There’s no better time to watch it than the day he makes his return to the Dodgers lineup!

Do you want the Dodgers to sign Muncy to a long-term extension? And do you think he could be in MVP consideration this season? Sound off in the comments below!

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. And why would keep Max.. they let go so many because they are so cheap..and keep the likes of Austin Barnes smh

  2. I think the Dodgers should definitely sign Max to a long term contract. Max has been going through a dry spell, which is common for all players at some point in their career, but he is on fire now and Max is a great asset to the infield being able to play at all bases.

  3. Muncy is a good batter but his fielding is erratic
    He should be assigned the position of designated hitter

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