The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with Clayton Kershaw, according to MLB’s official Twitter account.
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The move will help the two sides avoid arbitration for at least the next two seasons. The 23-year-old starter had a breakout season in 2011, earning the National League Cy Young award as well as his first All-Star appearance.
Kershaw also became the first National League pitcher to win the pitching triple crown since Jake Peavey in 2007. The left-handed hurler posted a league leading 21 wins, with a 2.28 ERA, and 248 strikeouts in 2011. Kershaw has not posted an ERA above 2.91 since 2008, his rookie year.