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Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw ‘approaching’ one-year deal, per report

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Longtime Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw was technically going free company, although issues by no means received to the purpose the place he was allowed to signal elsewhere, it appears. Inside hours of the Dodgers refusing to increase a qualifying supply – hypothesis indicated it was out of respect for letting Kershaw decide – the participant and the workforce reached an settlement.

The Dodgers and Kershaw reached a one-year deal, stories Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic🇧🇷 The deal could be price US$ 17 million, in accordance with the Los Angeles Occasions🇧🇷

Kershaw, 34, has been with the Dodgers group since he was chosen seventh total within the 2006 out of highschool draft. He debuted in 2008, made his first All-Star workforce in 2011, gained Cy Younger the identical 12 months, and it was just the start. Since then, we have seen Kershaw grow to be one of many best pitchers of a era and possibly historical past. He gained three Cy Youngs and an MVP. He’s 197-87 with 2.48 ERA (157 ERA+) and 1.00 WHIP with 2,807 strikeouts in his profession.

Final season, Kershaw was coming off an harm that saved him out of the 2021 playoffs, however he nonetheless managed 12-3 with 2.28 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 137 strikeouts to 23 walks in 126 1/3 innings.

Above all, it does not appear proper that Kershaw will play for some other workforce at this level. He walks into the Corridor of Fame in a Dodgers cap, and so long as he desires to forged it, it seems just like the deep-pocketed Dodgers are prepared to accommodate him to maintain him round – together with not bothering him with procedural issues like qualification supply.

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