Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:20:41 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed all five batters he faced in the third inning Monday, March 3, of his Cactus League spring start against the Oakland Athletics to score. Manager Don Mattingly yanked Kershaw early after allowing five runs in two-plus innings. He said he is fine physically, and he remains on target to pitch in the first regular season series in Australia after making 50 pitches. "Physically, I feel great. I don't have any excuses. I don't know, searching for answers right now. I know it's spring training, it doesn't matter, but it matters to me," Kershaw said.
Fantasy Tip: Regardless of what he does in the spring, Kershaw obviously remains a fantasy stud who will go very early in all drafts. Most veterans try to fine tune and work on certain things when they already have their roster spot sewn up, so spring stats for veterans should be taken with a grain of salt.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:07:29 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly did not specify which pitchers would be pitching in the opening regular season series in Australia, but he said Wednesday, Feb. 26, that he is preparing four starters to be ready. SPs Zack Greinke, Dan Haren, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu are those pitchers. The team is playing two games in Sydney Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:06:23 -0800
Due to the compressed spring schedule, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw is likely to have just four Cactus League starts before the team flies to Australia March 16 for their opening series of the regular season.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:05:50 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed three runs and five hits in two innings in his first Cactus League spring start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, Feb. 26. "Obviously, not good. The results weren't very pretty," Kershaw said. "My body and my arm felt good. Obviously a lot to work on. I'm a results-based guy and I have to see results - outs. Today left a lot to be desired. The hitters told me by how hard they hit the ball."
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:16:54 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed on a seven-year, $215 million contract extension with SP Clayton Kershaw Wednesday, Jan. 15, according to sources.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:34:37 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers want to sign SP Clayton Kershaw to a long-term contract by Friday, Jan. 17, according to a source. The Dodgers offered him a deal in the range of $300 million last season. Kershaw could land a record-breaking deal for an arbitration-eligible player if he doesn't sign an extension. A new deal for Kershaw would include an opt-out clause that would allow him to become a free agent after five years.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:17:06 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Los Angeles Dodgers could sign SP Clayton Kershaw to a record-breaking deal this week. Kershaw could ask for more than $20 million in arbitration, which would eclipse the record $15.5 million settlement reached by Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder in 2011. The two sides were close to a seven-year, $210 million deal earlier last season.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:15:30 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers could sign SP Clayton Kershaw to an extension this week.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:03:59 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Wednesday, Jan. 8, that the team continues to have discussions with the representation of SP Clayton Kershaw. The pitcher is eligible for salary arbitration for the first time. He reportedly balked at a $300 million lifetime contract that had strings attached, but Colletti said he has no indication Kershaw doesn't want to remain with the team. "We've had conversations for a while, and we'll see where they lead. It's our desire to sign him here for a very long time," Colletti said.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:53:05 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw was named the National League Cy Young Award winner.