UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Report: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers agree to $215M extension

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was 16-9 with a 1.81 ERA and 232 strikeouts last season. (Kent C. Horner/Getty Images) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was 16-9 with a 1.81 ERA and 232 strikeouts last season. (Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

Two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers have reached an agreement on a contract extension that will make the left-hander the highest paid pitcher of all time, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles.

Kershaw's extension reportedly is worth $215 million over seven years, with an out after five seasons.

Those numbers would exceed the seven-year, $180 million extension Justin Verlander signed with the Tigers last season.

Kershaw, who will be 26 on Opening Day, was 16-9 with a 1.81 ERA and 232 strikeouts last season and has led the NL in ERA for three straight seasons while throwing more than 200 innings in each of the last four years.

Promoted Stories
Comments
SI.com

Drag this icon to your bookmark bar.
Then delete your old SI.com bookmark.

SI.com

Click the share icon to bookmark us.