Max Muncy

#13 2B / L.A. Dodgers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 210 lb Age: 29 College: Baylor Bats/Throws -/-

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Confident for Opening Day

      Max Muncy (finger) is confident in his availability for Opening Day, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.Muncy is still feeling pain after suffering a bruised left ring finger during an intrasquad matchup Tuesday, but he expressed confidence Wednesday that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. The 29-year-old still hasn't attempted gripping a bat, but he said that he'd likely be playing through the injury if the season had begun. However, he's electing to take his recovery slowly during camp as a precautionary measure. The Los Angeles Dodgers are scheduled to open the season July 23 against the Giants.

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Day-to-day with finger issue

      Max Muncy is considered day-to-day after getting hit by a ball on his left ring finger, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.It doesn't sound as though Muncy is dealing with a serious issue such a fracture, so his readiness for Opening Day doesn't appear to be significantly threatened. Still, any lost preparation time given the brief period that players have to get in game shape certainly isn't a good thing, with the Los Angeles Dodgers set to open play against the Giants in just over two weeks on July 23.

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Staying fresh during hiatus

      Max Muncy stated that he has been hitting in a cage "a couple times a week" but is "trying not to overdo it" in an interview with John Hartung of Spectrum SportsNet LA."Once things start up...it's going to be a lot of games in a short period of time," Muncy theorized in explaining his rationale for wanting to stay fresh during MLB's hiatus. The 29-year-old is slated to take on a near-everyday role as the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting first baseman in 2020, with occasional time at second base.

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Works on hitting offspeed pitches

      Max Muncy spent time this offseason working on his approach to offspeed pitches, Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports.Despite making his first All-Star team last season, Muncy struggled against offspeed offerings, batting a paltry .197 against such pitches, per Statcast. That was a significant dropoff in comparison to his 2018 campaign during which he batted .268 against offspeed pitches. As a result, Muncy consulted with Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coaches Brant Brown and Robert Van Scoyoc in the offseason, both of whom flew to Texas to work with the slugger. Muncy also spent time addressing his defensive mechanics -- in particular his footwork -- in an effort to shore up a second self-perceived area in need of improvement. The 29-year-old is expected to play primarily at first base in 2020, though he should also see some time at second base.

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Blasts two spring homers

      Max Muncy hit .200 (5-for-25) with a pair of home runs and two RBI before Cactus League play was suspended.In addition to the long balls, Muncy walked six times this spring -- the second highest mark on the Los Angeles Dodgers -- and scored six runs. The base on balls total highlights an often-overlooked part of Muncy's skill set; the slugger walked 90 times last season, second on the squad and seventh in the National League. He's set to be the Dodgers' primary first baseman this season after playing second base in all or part of 70 games in 2019.

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Receives extension

      Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers came to terms Thursday on a three-year, $24.5 million contract extension, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The contract includes a $13 million team option or a $1.5 million buyout for 2023.Muncy didn't become a full-time regular at the MLB level until his age-27 season in 2018, so he was likely eager to accept a fairly modest extension rather than being subjected to the arbitration process for the next three years. The deal will also allow the Dodgers to potentially buy out his first year of free agency in 2023. Muncy, who has slugged 35 home runs in back-to-back years while showing the ability to play three infield spots, is expected to see most of his action at first base in 2020.

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Goes yard in Game 5 loss

      Max Muncy went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run Wednesday in a 7-3 extra-inning loss to the Nationals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.Muncy got the Los Angeles Dodgers off to a fast start with his two-run blast in the first inning off Washington starter Stephen Strasburg. It was Muncy's third homer of the series, but the L.A. offense dried up the rest of the night outside of an Enrique Hernandez solo homer in the second inning. The 29-year-old Muncy is coming off consecutive 35-homer seasons and slashed .251/.374/.515 in 2019.

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Belts 35th homer

      Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's win over the Giants.Muncy launched a 429-foot shot to right field in the sixth inning to plate the final run in the 2-0 victory. The 29-year-old has followed last season's breakout performance with another strong campaign in 2019, tying last year's mark with 35 homers while slashing .252/.370/.518 and placing second on the squad in RBI (98), runs (99) and walks (86).

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Hits grand slam Tuesday

      Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a grand slam, a walk and two runs in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-3 victory over the Padres on Tuesday.Muncy provided the big blow in the game, hitting a grand slam in the fourth inning off Gerardo Reyes to account for four of his team's six runs. After bursting onto the scene with a 35-homer campaign last season, Muncy has shown it wasn't a fluke, with this latest blast giving him 34 long balls in 2019. He's also compiled a .249/.369/.515 slash line in 137 games.

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      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Rejoins lineup

      Max Muncy (quadriceps) is starting at first base and hitting second Tuesday against the Padres.Muncy missed a pair of games over the weekend with a quad injury, but he's been cleared to rejoin the starting nine following Monday's day off. The 29-year-old, who is hitting just .160 with a .490 OPS in six games since returning from the injured list, will look to turn things around Tuesday as he faces right-hander Ronald Bolanos.