Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw Reportedly Nearing New Contract

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It doesn't look like Clayton Kershaw is going to be a free agent for very long.

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Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing an agreement on a one-year contract, according to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal. The deal will keep Kershaw in Dodger blue for a 16th season.

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The 34-year-old lefty, who signed a one-year contract with LA last offseason as well, made his ninth All-Star Game in 2022, compiling a 12-3 record with a 2.28 ERA and 137 strikeouts in 22 starts.

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Kershaw did miss time with back and pelvis injuries, but clearly performed well when healthy.

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In his lone postseason start in 2022, Kershaw earned a no-decision in Game 2 of the NLDS.

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He worked five innings against the San Diego Padres, surrendering three runs on six hits with six strikeouts.

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Kershaw has posted a 197-87 overall record with the Dodgers since 2008, winning three Cy Young Awards and the 2014 National League MVP.

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