In the latest baseball news, the Los Angeles Dodgers extend Max Muncy by another year, and will have a $10 million team option for 2024. Designated hitter and utility man Max Muncy had a contract with the Dodgers for $13 million for next season. This means that Muncy could choose his option to be picked up, or he can grab a chance at free agency.
And if you are making a living from sports betting, you know how important player acquisition and retention is. Not only do you want to have a lock on good talent in a team, but team managers will also want to have a roster that plays well together. The Dodgers believe that they could still extend their partnership, giving Muncy another year with the club. Now, Muncy has guaranteed $13.5 for next season, plus a $10 million team option for 2024.
Dodgers Extend Max Muncy
Muncy turns 32 next week, and was one of the best players in the Dodgers roster in the most recent season. He was 10th in MVP voting. In addition, Muncy made his second All-Star team last season. For 2022, he was struggling a bit with hitting at .190/.326/.386 and 96 OPS+. He has 15 doubles, 16 homers, 47 RBI and 51 runs in 99 games. Muncy was injured back in 2021, which explains his performance.
However, his numbers are better this month, seeing in your sports betting software solution how the Dodgers are performing well this season. In this month, Muncy is hitting .328/.409/.776. He has 5 doubles, and 7 home runs in 66 plates. A vast difference, and a good indicator that he is back to his peak condition.