Clayton Kershaw 'thrilled' by nomination

Updated: September 13, 2011, 9:58 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw, one of the leading candidates for the National League Cy Young Award, was nominated by the club on Tuesday for this year's Roberto Clemente Award, which goes annually to a major league player who best represents the game through contributions on and off the field.

Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, have set up the Kershaw Challenge, which solicits donations for the building of an orphanage in Zambia. Kershaw himself has ...

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