Dodgers Extend Kershaw

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly locked up staff ace Clayton Kershaw
for the next seven years, with stating that the reigning National
League Cy Young Award winner agreed to a landmark $215 million extension
Wednesday. The deal would eclipse the seven-year, $180 million contract Justin
Verlander signed with the Detroit Tigers prior to last season as the largest
given to a pitcher in MLB history, while its $30.7 million annual value would
be the most ever for any player. According to ESPN, the contract includes an
opt-out clause after five years. Kershaw, who was entering his final
arbitration-eligible season, captured his second Cy Young honor in three years
with a brilliant 2013 campaign. The All- Star left-hander led the majors with
a 1.83 earned run average and topped the NL with 232 strikeouts, while posting
a 16-9 record over 33 starts for the NL West-champion Dodgers. The 25-year-
old's 2.21 ERA over the past three seasons is also the best in baseball, and
he's gone a superb 51-23 over that span while striking out 709 batters in 697
innings. Kershaw also won the NL Cy Young in 2011 after amassing a 21-5 record
and an MLB-best 2.28 ERA over 33 starts. His 248 strikeouts that year trailed
only Verlander for the most in the big leagues. The former first-round pick
has also been extremely durable, having logged at least 32 starts and 204
innings in four consecutive seasons. Recently suspended New York Yankees
slugger Alex Rodriguez still owns the largest overall contract in MLB history,
a 10-year, $275 million pact he signed in 2007.


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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Running Back Jared Rennick of the Washington Blue Jays. Jared carried the ball 35 times for 393 yards and a state record nine touchdowns in Friday's 84-57 win over the Holt Indians. For the season, Jared has carried the ball 188 times for 1502 yards, averaging eight yards per carry.

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