Report: Dodgers Agree with Clayton Kershaw on 7-year, $215M Extension

BREAKING: The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms with ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw on a seven-year, $215 million contract extension, it was reported by ESPN LA’s Ramona Shelburne:

The deal is the richest contract in MLB history for a pitcher, eclipsing the mega-deals given to Justin Verlander (seven years, $180M) and Felix Hernandez (seven years, $175M). The deal will guarantee Kershaw an annual salary of roughly $30.7M and includes an opt-out option after the fifth year.

The Dodgers may still land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, as earlier in the day team president Stan Kasten intimated that a Kershaw extension wouldn’t rule out Tanaka as well:

More on this as it develops.

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