Max Muncy and LA Dodgers agree to $24 million, 2-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Third baseman Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed Thursday to a $24 million, two-year contract that prevented him from becoming a free agent.

Muncy gets a $5 million signing bonus and salaries of $7 million next year and $12 million in 2025. The deal includes a $10 million club option for 2026 with no buyout.

The 33-year-old had a $13 million one-year deal this season and hit ,212 with a career-high 105 RBIs to go with 36 home runs, tying his career high.

Muncy joined Mookie Betts (107), J.D. Martinez (103) and Freddie Freeman (102) as the first quartet in Dodgers history with 100-plus RBIs in a season. Muncy, a two-time All-Star, has spent six seasons in Los Angeles.

He had a career year in 2021 with 36 homers and 124 hits, as well as 144 games played, 26 doubles, 64 extra-base hits and 262 total bases. He struggled after sustaining a major elbow injury near the end of that season.