“Clayton, have you given any thought to the fact that this might be your last game as a Dodger?” The question was as predictable as a post-season flyover, whenever a series got to a certain point and Clayton Kershaw was the next guy up. It turned out that the answer was “yes.” Kershaw had thought about
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers reach new contract to keep three-time Cy Young winner in Los Angeles through 2021
Left-hander Clayton Kershaw will remain with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw, who could’ve used the opt-out in his contract to become a free agent, has instead agreed to a new pact with Los Angeles. Had Kershaw simply opted in to the final two years of his deal, he would’ve been paid roughly
Kershaw signed a three-year, $93 million contract with the Dodgers on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Both parties were able to come to an agreement prior to Kershaw’s option deadline Friday afternoon. Per Rosenthal, there will be potential bonuses for Kershaw, though there’s no
The left-hander gets an additional $28 million in guaranteed money. The new agreement includes $4 million annually in performance bonuses, in four $1 million increments for 24, 26, 28 and 30 games started, which could raise the deal’s value to $105 million over three years.
The choice for the Dodgers was straightforward. The team retained a productive pitcher with a historic resume without adding a significant long-term burden. The contact does not, necessarily, make Kershaw a Dodger for life, but it increases the likelihood of a statue bearing his likeness at Chavez Ravine
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers’ ace and the face of the franchise for the last decade, agreed Friday to a new, three-year, $93 million deal to remain with Los Angeles, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Kershaw, 30, initially had until Wednesday at 9 p.m. PDT — three