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Clayton Kershaw was one of the doubts that was present after the end of the Major League Baseball season. However, the caster will not move after decide that he would remain with the Los Angeles Dodgers during the next campaign this 2023.
After a long season in which the Dodgers led the majors with 111 wins during the regular season, but were eliminated by the San Diego Padres in the National League Division Series, Kershaw returned to Dallas, where he resides offseason, and After this downtime, the pitcher decided his future.
Kershaw signed a one-year, $20 million deal with the Western Division champions. In addition, it was learned that the streamer tHe also has a bonus of 5 million for the signing, which will be covered on June 30, a salary of 15 million and a hotel suite during the tours that he will have to face with the Los Angeles team.
“Simply We felt our time was not up in Los Angeles.” Kershaw said Monday via video conference. “The way it all ended last season made us feel like we needed to try it again, so I’m excited to be back.”
For the second year in a row, the Dodgers did not extend a qualifying offer to the three-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher. Instead, they gave him extra time to think about his future. Nevertheless, once again he decided to stick with the only franchise he has played for during his 15-year major league career.
“I think it was my fault this took so long to announce,” Kershaw said. “I was letting time pass and undergoing MRIs. I realized they had seen this enough and didn’t need it, but I guess they did.”
The lefty will turn 35 in March. He went on the disabled list twice last season, but Kershaw himself explained that he felt fine and that he will take the necessary time to prepare for the next season of the Major Leagues.
“I feel good, really healthy,” he said. “SI will be able to take my time and prepare. It will be like a normal offseason between seasons.”
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