The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed to a record-breaking seven-year, $215 million deal, reports MLB.com.
Kershaw, who has an opt-out option after five years, will become the highest-paid pitcher in Major League Baseball history, eclipsing Justin Verlander’s seven-year, $180 million deal from Detroit.
Kershaw, 25, has won two of the last three National League Cy Young Awards and a Roberto Clemente award for his charitable work.
Kershaw went 16-9 with a 1.83 ERA and 232 strikeouts last season. The left-hander has a 2.60 career ERA and recorded at least 212 strikeouts in each of the past four seasons.