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.
The Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed on a seven year, $215 million contract, sources have told ESPN. Out after five — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 15, 2014