Pitcher Clayton Kershaw re-signs with L.A. Dodgers for 17th season

Clayton Kershaw pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field in Phoenix Arizona USA April 3^2018.

Left-handed starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw will return for his 17th season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, having agreed to terms with the club on Tuesday. The team has yet to announce the agreement, which is pending a physical.

Kershaw, 35, has been dealing with injuries in the last three seasons, however in his 24 starts last regular season, he was 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 137 strikeouts against 40 walks in 131 2/3 innings.

The star left-handed pitcher has spent his entire 16-year MLB career with the Dodgers. The 10-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2014 National League MVP went 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA last season. Kershaw is 210-92 over 425 career appearances, including 422 starts. His 2.48 career ERA is the best for pitchers with at least 1,500 innings pitched in baseball’s live ball era (1920). Kershaw’s 6.818 hits allowed per nine innings are the third-fewest in MLB history. He also is the active leader in fewest home runs allowed (0.746) per nine innings.

Kershaw underwent shoulder surgery in the off-season, and isn’t expected to return to the mound until later in the 2024 MLB season.

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