Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw, next year with the MLB Dodgers…

Clayton Kershaw, next year with the MLB Dodgers…

Clayton Kershaw

Left-hander Clayton Kershaw (34), who once reigned as a pitcher representing the Major League Baseball (MLB), will play for the Los Angeles Dodgers next year.

The Dodgers announced on the 6th (Korea Standard Time) that they have agreed to renew their contract for a year for a total of $20 million (about 26.2 billion won), including $15 million in annual salary and $5 million in down payment.

Kershaw, who made his big league debut with the Dodgers in 2008, won his first Cy Young Award in 2011 with 21 wins and 5 losses and a 2.28 ERA, making him the top pitcher.

Kershaw topped the league’s ERA for four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014, and became the main character of the Cy Young Award three times during this period.

In particular, in 2014, he won the Cy Young Award and the National League MVP at the same time with 21 wins, 3 losses, and a 1.77 ERA.

Kershaw, who is already considered to have booked a place in the Hall of Fame, came down from the top after suffering frequent injuries when he was over 30.

This can be confirmed by the Dodgers’ offer of a one-year contract worth a total of $17 million to the team’s franchise star Kershaw ahead of this season.

Kershaw, who has been struggling, pitched in 22 games this year with 12 wins, 3 losses, and a 2.28 ERA.

He made a comeback by playing in the All-Star Game for the first time in three years, but failed to fill the regular innings by throwing only 126⅓ innings due to pelvic pain.

In this year’s postseason, he started Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the San Diego Padres, but became a losing pitcher with six hits and three runs in five innings and ended the fall baseball in one game. [Yonhap News = Overall]

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