Kershaw signs 1+1 year contract with Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw (35) signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that guarantees $5 million (about 6.66 billion won) this year.

The American professional baseball Dodgers announced on the 10th (Korean time), “Kershaw will continue to work with the Dodgers.”

Local U.S. media reported on the 7th that Kershaw had agreed to a contract to remain with the Dodgers, and on the 9th, Kershaw appeared at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, the U.S. spring camp training site for the Dodgers.

As the Dodgers officially announced their contract with Kershaw, reports continued about the terms of the contract.

The Athletic said, “Kershaw is guaranteed an annual salary of $5 million in 2024. Depending on the number of appearances, Kershaw’s earnings this season could increase to $12 million,” and “After the 2024 season, it will be decided whether Kershaw will extend his contract for one year.” “We decide. If we extend the contract, we will be guaranteed $5 million in 2025, and we will set incentives at a similar level,” he said.

Kershaw, who debuted in the big league with the Dodgers in 2008, played for only one team and posted a career record of 210 wins, 92 losses, and an ERA of 2.48.

He is called a ‘living legend’ who has reserved induction into the Hall of Fame.

Kershaw won the Cy Young Award three times (2011, 2013, and 2014), and was named National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2014.

Although he is past his prime, he played well in last year’s regular season with 13 wins, 5 losses, and an average ERA of 2.46.

However, he suffered heartache due to his poor performance in the postseason. Kershaw’s career postseason record is 13 wins, 13 losses, and an average ERA of 4.49.

Kershaw, who qualified as a free agent (FA) after the end of the 2023 season and underwent shoulder surgery, signed a ‘contract with more options than guaranteed salary’ with the Dodgers on the day the Dodgers began spring training in 2024.

Kershaw said, “I think this is a contract that will lead the club and me in a good direction,” and “Being able to choose whether or not to extend the contract after a year will be a good motivation for me.” 19가이드03