Discussion

Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw have deal

Updated: January 16, 2014, 2:19 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed on a seven-year, $215 million deal, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

It is the richest deal for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history, eclipsing the seven-year, $180 million contract Detroit gave Justin Verlander last winter, and his average annual salary of $30.7 million is the highest ever for any baseball player. Kershaw will also have the opportunity to become a free agent again in five years, if he chooses.

Sources ...

Read full story

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


EDITORS' PICKS

  • Moore Shares Specal Bond
    Rahim Moore, an L.A. native and ex-UCLA standout, shares a special bond with a fan who suffered the same potentially life-threatening condition as he did.

ALSO SEE