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Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers agree

Updated: February 8, 2012, 11:48 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw agreed to terms on a $19 million, two-year contract Tuesday, avoiding an arbitration hearing that had been scheduled for Feb. 14.

Kershaw was in his first winter of arbitration eligibility, meaning he still will have one more winter of eligibility, following the 2013 season, before he potentially becomes eligible for free agency after 2014. He will receive a $7.5 million salary ...

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