Could the Los Angeles Dodgers and franchise star Clayton Kershaw?
Could the Los Angeles Dodgers and franchise star Clayton Kershaw, 36, be reuniting?
MLB.com, the official site of Major League Baseball, reported on May 5, “The Dodgers held their annual DodgerFest at Dodger Stadium on May 4. This means that the start of the season is just around the corner. The event was filled with cheers for Ohtani’s No. 17 jersey, new superstars, and the excitement of spending a billion dollars. But for the first time in more than a decade, there was a player missing. Three-time National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw,” he said, noting Kershaw’s absence.
Kershaw is a franchise star who was drafted by the Dodgers in the first round (No. 7) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft. In his 18-year career, from 2006 to last year, Kershaw played exclusively for the Dodgers, going 210-92 with a 2.48 ERA in 425 games (2712⅔ innings) over 16 seasons in the majors (2008-2023). He won the National League Cy Young Award in 2011, 2013, and 2014 and was the MVP in 2014.
Last year, after going 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA in 24 games (131⅔ innings),온라인카지노 Kershaw underwent season-ending surgery for a shoulder injury.
He became a free agent after the season and has yet to find a team.
According to MLB.com, “Kershaw, who had surgery on his left shoulder last winter, remains a free agent with just a week to go before Dodgers pitchers and catchers hold their first workouts at Camelback Ranch. However, the Dodgers have not closed the door on bringing back the most successful pitcher in franchise history at this point,” he said, hinting at the possibility of a Dodgers-Kershaw reunion.
When asked about the possibility of re-signing Kershaw, Dodgers general manager Brandon Gomes said, “It’s certainly a possibility. We’re still in contact with him and we’re moving forward.” “As has been the case for the past few years, Kershaw’s free-agent decision will come down to either the Dodgers, where he has only played, or Texas, which would allow him to stay in his hometown of Dallas year-round,” MLB.com reported.
One of Kershaw’s options, Texas, won its first World Series title last year. They’ll be looking to repeat this year. Kershaw is certainly an attractive pitcher, but he’s not going to be an immediate force this year. According to MLB.com, “Kershaw won’t pitch in the majors until at least August of this year. Texas already has a number of pitchers who have been lost for the season,” noting that it’s unlikely Kershaw would go to Texas.
On the flip side, the Dodgers have an incentive to re-sign Kershaw.
As MLB.com notes, “Adding Kershaw to the starting rotation would give the Dodgers insurance for a starting staff that is talented but has a few question marks. Yoshinobu Yamamoto has never pitched in the majors, Tyler Glasnow has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, and Walker Buehler is out to start the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. 에볼루션 바카라사이트 The question is, when will Kershaw make his decision? He won’t be ready by Opening Day,” analyzed the analyst.
“Kershaw is likely to make a decision around the start of the season,” said MLB.com, which predicted Kershaw to the Dodgers, “We’ll have to wait and see what he decides, but there is an understanding between the Dodgers and Kershaw.”