LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is staying put with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In response to a number of experiences Friday, the 33-year-old free-agent pitcher agreed to a one-year contract to return to the one workforce he’s ever performed for.
The deal is pending a bodily.
Kershaw posted a photograph of himself on Instagram with the caption, “We again!”
The three-time Cy Younger Award winner who turns 34 subsequent week is coming into his fifteenth big-league season. The eight-time All-Star has a profession mark of 185-84.
Kershaw was 10-8 with a 3.55 ERA and 144 strikeouts final season.
He missed your complete postseason — when the Dodgers got here up two wins wanting making the World Sequence — due to a left forearm damage that additionally price him time throughout the second half of the season. He acquired a PRP injection in his arm and was anticipated to be prepared for spring coaching.
Kershaw and the Dodgers gained the 2020 World Sequence throughout a season shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Final fall, the workforce didn’t lengthen an $18.4 million qualifying provide to Kershaw. On the time, the workforce stated it wished him again however didn’t need to strain him into making a fast choice.
Earlier Friday, supervisor Dave Roberts stated he hadn’t spoken to Kershaw and didn’t know if he had traveled to Arizona, the place the Dodgers will maintain physicals starting Sunday.
“Understanding him, he’s able to pitch for a ballclub,” Roberts stated.
Seems it’s going to nonetheless be for the Dodgers.
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