Clayton Kershaw is staying put.
According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers have agreed to a one year deal pending a physical.
Kershaw has kept his plans for the 2022 season fairly quiet, although at last check, it sounded as if he intended to continue playing and continue playing for the Dodgers. That wasn’t a given at the outset of the offseason, though. The Dodgers made the surprising decision not to issue Kershaw an $18.9MM qualifying offer, and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman suggested that decision was to give the eight-time All-Star more time to mull his future.
Clayton Kershaw has already cemented himself as one of the greatest pitchers in both franchise and major league history. He’s won five ERA titles with the Dodgers posting a sub-3.00 mark in eleven of his last thirteen seasons. Last year’s 3.55 figure was his highest since his 2008 rookie season.
Kershaw made it clear before the beginning of last season he wants to take it one year at a time.
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