|Jan. 15 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 CST3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-A person familiar with the deal says pitcher Clayton Kershaw has agreed to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not yet been announced.
Analysis: Kershaw receives the most lucrative deal for a pitcher, breaking the mark of $180 million set by Justin Verlander last March for his seven-year contract with Detroit. The average salary of $30.7 million tops the previous high of $27.5 million, set by the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez as part of a 10-year agreement December 2007. While Roger Clemens had a contract with a listed salary of $28 million with the Yankees in 2007, he joined the team in June and actually made $17.4 million. Kershaw's agreement was first reported by ESPN.com.
|Oct. 11 11:18 AM PT12:18 PM MT1:18 PM CT2:18 PM ET14:18 ET18:18 GMT2:18 CST11:18 AM MST1:18 PM EST1:48 PM VEN22:18 UAE1:18 PM CT-Kershaw has been selected the winner of the 2013 Warren Spahn Award.
Analysis: Kershaw was named the winner Friday after going 16-9 in 2013 with 232 strikeouts and a 1.83 ERA. He also won the award in 2011. The award is presented by the Oklahoma City Bricktown Rotary Club and the Jim Thorpe Association to the top left-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues. It's named for Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn, whose 363 career wins are the most by a left-hander.
|Sep. 28 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 CST3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Kershaw scattered four hits over six innings as the Dodgers beat Colorado 11-0 Friday night.
Analysis: The Cy Young favorite lowered his ERA to 1.83, becoming the first pitcher to lead the majors in ERA in three consecutive seasons since Atlanta's Greg Maddux from 1993-95.
|Sep. 22 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 CST1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Kershaw was on his game Saturday, yielding three hits with 12 strikeouts over seven innings in a 4-0 win at San Diego.
Analysis: He's 1-1 with a 1.71 ERA since allowing a season-worst five earned runs and 11 hits in a loss at Colorado on Sept. 2.
|Aug. 28 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 CST1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Kershaw suffered his eighth loss in the Dodgers' 3-2 defeat to the Cubs on Tuesday after allowing two runs - one earned - and seven hits over 5 2-3 innings.
Analysis: It marked the first time in 23 starts that Kershaw failed to make it through at least six innings.
|Aug. 23 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 CST1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Kershaw allowed five hits in eight innings to lower his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.
Analysis: Kershaw (13-7) struck out six and walked three. Miami's leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.
|Aug. 18 11:38 AM PT12:38 PM MT1:38 PM CT2:38 PM ET14:38 ET18:38 GMT2:38 CST11:38 AM MST1:38 PM EST2:08 PM VEN22:38 UAE1:38 PM CT-Kershaw pitched eight dominant innings and the seemingly unstoppable Los Angeles Dodgers won their 10th straight Saturday night, beating Philadelphia 5-0.
Analysis: Kershaw (12-7) allowed three hits and lowered his NL-best ERA to 1.80. He struck out eight and walked one. The win was Kershaw's first in nine career games against the Phillies. The left-hander also helped himself at the plate with a run-scoring double. His seven RBIs lead the Dodgers' pitching staff.
|Aug. 12 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET13:47 ET17:47 GMT1:47 CST10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST1:17 PM VEN21:47 UAE12:47 PM CT-Kershaw lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.88 with eight innings of three-hit ball and had a two-run single as the Los Angeles Dodgers won 8-2 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday night.
Analysis: Kershaw (11-7) allowed two runs - one earned - and struck out eight to help the Dodgers complete their seventh series sweep of the season. Tampa Bay's only hits off the 2011 NL Cy Young Award winner through the first seven innings came in the fifth, a leadoff single by Yunel Escobar and a two-out triple by pinch-hitter Sam Fuld. Kershaw has a 1.48 ERA in his last eight starts.
|July 27 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 CST3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Kershaw recorded his fifth victory in six starts in the Dodgers' 2-1 win over the Reds on Friday.
Analysis: Kershaw has thrown at least seven innings in six straight outings while posting a 1.72 ERA.
|July 22 1:30 PM PT2:30 PM MT3:30 PM CT4:30 PM ET16:30 ET20:30 GMT4:30 CST1:30 PM MST3:30 PM EST4:00 PM VEN0:30 UAE (+1)3:30 PM CT-Kershaw cruised Sunday to a 9-2 win at Washington.
Analysis: Kershaw allowed two runs and two hits over seven innings with nine strikeouts and no walks, putting his major league-best ERA at 2.01.
|June 22 1:40 PM PT2:40 PM MT3:40 PM CT4:40 PM ET16:40 ET20:40 GMT4:40 CST1:40 PM MST3:40 PM EST4:10 PM VEN0:40 UAE (+1)3:40 PM CT-Chris Denorfia and Chase Headley each had two RBIs as the Padres roughed up Kershaw and four relievers shut down the Dodgers in a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night. Kershaw (5-5) allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings.
Analysis: Kershaw is still holding opponents to a .197 batting average.
|June 6 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET15:45 ET19:45 GMT3:45 CST12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST3:15 PM VEN23:45 UAE2:45 PM CT-Kershaw took his second loss in three starts Wednesday, allowing three runs - two earned - and seven hits over six innings in the Dodgers' 6-2 loss to the Padres.
Analysis: Kershaw hasn't necessarily been bad while taking two losses in three starts, but certainly hasn't resembled his usual dominant self. He's given up nine earned runs and eight walks over his last 20 innings.
|May 27 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 CST11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-Kershaw suffered his first loss since April 17 on Sunday, getting charged with four runs and seven hits across seven innings in the Dodgers' 5-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Kershaw (5-3) had only given up four runs in 39 2-3 innings over his previous five starts.
|May 21 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 CST9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Kershaw went the distance in Monday's 3-1 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Kershaw scattered three hits and only issued one walk, improving to 3-0 with a 0.68 ERA over his last five starts.
|May 15 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 CST8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Kershaw scattered five hits, struck out 11 and pitched 8 2-3 innings in the Dodgers' 2-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The victory was Kershaw's first since April 28, when he beat the Milwaukee Brewers by a 2-0 margin. He improved to 4-2 with a ridiculous 1.40 ERA and 0.87 WHIP.
|Apr. 29 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET22:48 ET2:48 GMT10:48 CST7:48 PM MST9:48 PM EST10:18 PM VEN6:48 UAE (+1)9:48 PM CT-The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-hander Ted Lilly on the 15-day disabled list with a strain in his right rib cage and activated Friday night starter Kershaw from the bereavement list.
Analysis: Kershaw was to pitch the opener of a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants on regular rest after being away from the club following the death of his father.
|Apr. 29 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 CST8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Kershaw retired 18 consecutive batters and struck out 12 in eight dominant innings, Carl Crawford homered twice against Kyle Lohse and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday.
Analysis: Kershaw improved to 3-1 with a ridiculous 0.92 ERA and 0.75 WHIP at Dodger Stadium.
|Apr. 24 1:40 PM PT2:40 PM MT3:40 PM CT4:40 PM ET16:40 ET20:40 GMT4:40 CST1:40 PM MST3:40 PM EST4:10 PM VEN0:40 UAE (+1)3:40 PM CT-Kershaw walked four and struck out five in five innings of Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Hit hard in his previous start by San Diego, Kershaw limited the damage this time to two runs and three hits on a night with temperatures in the low 50s. The 2011 NL Cy Young Award winner remained unbeaten in seven starts against the Mets.
|Apr. 13 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET22:27 GMT6:27 CST3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:57 PM VEN2:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-Kershaw allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings, but fell to 2-1 in a 3-0 loss to Arizona on Friday.
Analysis: Kershaw struck out nine and has a 1.16 ERA in three starts this season.
|Apr. 7 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 CST3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Kershaw fired seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Analysis: Kershaw allowed just two hits and struck out nine as he improved to 2-0 on the season.
|Feb. 16 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET18:56 GMT2:56 CST11:56 AM MST1:56 PM EST2:26 PM VEN22:56 UAE12:56 PM CT-Kershaw has been selected as the Los Angeles Dodgers' opening day starter and will become the team's first pitcher to start three straight openers since Derek Lowe from 2005-07. Kershaw will take the mound on April 1 against the World Series champion San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium.
Analysis: In 2012, Kershaw threw three scoreless innings in a 5-3 victory at San Diego. The left-hander, 14-9 last year with a 2.53 ERA, left after the third inning because of flulike symptoms. In 2011, manager Don Mattingly announced Kershaw would start opening day on the first day of spring training. Kershaw, the 2011 NL Cy Young Award winner, pitched seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory over the Giants at Dodger Stadium.
|2008||LAD||5||5||0 - 0||22||21||0||107.2||109||51||51||11||52||3||100||1.50||4.26||$101.17|
|2009||LAD||8||8||0 - 0||31||30||0||171.0||119||55||53||7||91||4||185||1.23||2.79||$238.00|
|2010||LAD||13||10||0 - 0||32||32||1||204.1||160||73||66||13||81||9||212||1.18||2.91||$294.83|
|2011||LAD||21||5||0 - 0||33||33||5||233.1||174||66||59||15||54||2||248||0.98||2.28||$413.33|
|2012||LAD||14||9||0 - 0||33||33||2||227.2||170||70||64||16||63||5||229||1.02||2.53||$346.17|
|2013||LAD||16||9||0 - 0||33||33||3||236.0||164||55||48||11||52||2||232||0.92||1.83||$392.00|
|Career||77||46||0 - 0||184||182||11||1180.0||896||370||341||73||393||25||1206||1.09||2.60|
|2008||LAD||Total||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.0||1||1||1||0||2||0||1||4.50|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.0||1||1||1||0||2||0||1||4.50|
|2009||LAD||Total||0||1||0 - 0||3||2||0||13.1||14||9||9||3||7||1||10||6.08|
|0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.2||9||2||2||1||1||1||4||2.70|
|LCS||0||1||0 - 0||2||1||0||6.2||5||7||7||2||6||0||6||9.45|
|2013||LAD||Total||1||2||0 - 0||4||4||0||23.0||18||11||8||0||7||1||28||3.13|
|1||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||13.0||6||3||1||0||4||0||18||0.69|
|LCS||0||2||0 - 0||2||2||0||10.0||12||8||7||0||3||1||10||6.30|
|Career||1||3||0 - 0||9||6||0||38.1||33||21||18||3||16||2||39||4.23|