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Dodgers' ace regrets skipping WBC

Updated: February 28, 2013, 8:28 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Since he finished in the top two in Cy Young balloting the past two seasons, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw stood out as a pretty solid candidate to anchor Team USA's pitching staff in the World Baseball Classic.

But when organizers approached Kershaw about pitching for his country over the winter, he turned them down. He was also encouraged by the Dodgers to say no, he said.

"That's a huge honor to get to do that. I would have loved to," Kershaw ...

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