Clayton Kershaw signs deal with Los Angeles Dodgers
After three weeks, the deal that was “very nearly done” is now official. Clayton Kershaw is back with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Long a target for teams around the league, Clayton Kershaw has officially signed a one-year, $20 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2023 season.
Over three weeks prior, reports came out of the organization that the deal was “very nearly done” and the long interlude fed the feeling that he might still be poached by another team.
The Los Angeles Times and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal tentatively put the value of the deal at $17 million a that time, but it looks like holding off was a good move for the 34-year-old lefty. The three-time Cy Young winner has a career 2.48 ERA and has thrown over 2800 strikeouts.
With him the Dodgers go a long way toward strengthening an already impressive bullpen in preparation for yet another run at the post season. The winningest team in baseball last season certainly have deep pockets, and now with Kershaw on board, they also have a pretty deep rotation.
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