Kershaw returning to Dodgers on $20 million, 1-year deal

Clayton Kershaw. Valley News/File photo
By BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw needed only a few days to make up his mind to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2023. After the Dodgers had an MLB-leading 111 victories during the regular season only to get ousted by the San Diego Padres in the NL Division Series, the star pitcher returned to his offseason home outside Dallas. He and his wife, Ellen, talked things over and the Dodgers won out again. Kershaw re-signed for one year at $20 million with the NL West champions. The deal includes a $5 million signing bonus payable on June 30, a salary of $15 million and a hotel suite on road trips. “We just felt like our time wasn’t finished in LA,” he said Monday via Zoom. “The way we ended stuff last year just feels like we got another run in us, so I’m exc
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