Clayton Kershaw

SP · Los Angeles Dodgers

Bats L Throws L
Height 6'4" Weight 228
DOB 1988-03-19 Age 35.9
Hometown Dallas, TX
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 29.10, 430th

Season Projections

THE BAT$41052.84335316478225233.751.15

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Clayton Kershaw's Deal Guarantees Him $10 Million

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    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw's new deal includes $10 million guaranteed with a chance to make more, according to league sources. It's a one-year deal with a player option for 2025 and includes a base salary of $5 million each year with a chance for the 36-year-old southpaw to boost his salary based on the number of starts he makes this year. His salary can max out at around $12 million in 2024. The three-time Cy Young winner and future Hall of Famer had the capsule and gleno-humeral ligaments in his left shoulder repaired in November and will not pitch at all in the first half of the season. Kershaw is in the second week of a throwing program and is targeting a "July-ish, August-ish" timetable to return later this year.

    Feb 9 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Clayton Kershaw Doesn't Have Timetable Beyond Summer

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    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) took his physical on Thursday and said he's in the second week of his throwing program after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder in November. He couldn't give a timetable for his return in 2024 beyond "summer" for when he hopes he can pitch. "July-ish, August-ish. Somewhere in there. I don't know," Kershaw said. The 35-year-old future Hall of Famer will miss the entire first half but should rejoin LA's starting rotation at some point in the second half. There's also an option for the 2025 season in his new deal, so Kershaw, Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Tyler Glasnow could all be in the team's rotation for the 2025 campaign. Kershaw was still a reliable arm for the Blue when he was healthy in 2023, but Father Time has taken a toll on him in recent years in the injury department.

    Feb 8 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Clayton Kershaw's Deal Has A 2025 Option

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    Left-hander Clayton Kershaw's new deal to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2024 season also includes an option for 2025, according to a person briefed on the negotiations. Kershaw is rehabbing from a major shoulder injury that required surgery in November and won't return until later this summer, but the option gives him a chance to spend an additional full season with the Dodgers while sharing the starting rotation with Shohei Ohtani. The 36-year-old southpaw will be put on the 60-day injured list when his deal becomes official after a physical, but the future Hall of Famer began a throwing program this week. He still has several months before he'll appear in games, but he can now return to LA in 202. Kershaw needs only 56 strikeouts to join the 3,000-strikeout club.

    Feb 6 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Clayton Kershaw Back With Dodgers For 17th Season

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    Free-agent left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) has agreed to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers for yet another season with the team, pending a physical, according to Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman. The 35-year-old continues to be a vital part of the team's rotation despite his age, as he posted a 2.46 ERA in 2023 with 1.06 walks and hits per inning pitched in 131 2/3 innings. The Dodgers' massive offseason wouldn't be complete without bringing back one of their legends. Kershaw had surgery on his left shoulder in November and won't be ready to pitch until at least the second half of 2024, but when he's ready, he's expected to join a starting rotation that now includes Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Tyler Glasnow.

    Feb 6 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Dodgers Haven't Closed The Door On Clayton Kershaw Reunion

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    Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Brandon Gomes said the door is still open for the team to bring back free-agent left-hander Clayton Kershaw, even after some of the club's starting-rotation additions this winter. The 35-year-old future Hall of Famer is basically either going to re-sign with LA, go to the Texas Rangers or retire. He had surgery in November to fix the gleno-humeral ligaments and capsule in his left shoulder and is hoping to return at some point this summer. Kershaw's age and recent injury history make it tough to predict how he'll fare if he continues his career and plays in the second half of 2024, but he pitched well when he was healthy in 2023, going 13-5 over 24 starts (131 2/3 innings) while posting a 2.46 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 40 walks and 137 strikeouts. Kershaw's fantasy stock is obviously way down because of his injury and the uncertainty of where he'll play.

    Feb 4 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • The Top Unsigned Starting Pitchers

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    Pitchers and catchers will be reporting to Spring Training in about three weeks but a slow offseason means there are still plenty of free agents out there. MLBTR already took a look at the top catchers, first basemen, third basemen, shortstops and center fielders still available. Here’s a rundown of the top starting pitchers who’ve yet…

    Jan 26 · MLB Trade Rumors Trevor Bauer Mike Clevinger Clayton Kershaw Michael Lorenzen Jordan Montgomery Hyun-Jin Ryu Blake Snell Julio Urias Brandon Woodruff
  • Clayton Kershaw Says He "Feels Great"

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    Free-agent left-hander Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) said he "feels great" five weeks removed from left-shoulder surgery and that he will be back next summer "at some point." Meanwhile, Kershaw is still deciding on where he will pitch in 2024 while on the open market. It's pretty much down to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers for the 35-year-old future Hall of Famer. Kershaw had a strong 2.46 ERA in 24 starts in his 16th season in the major leagues, but he's becoming less and less reliable because of his declining health as he enters what could be his final season in the big leagues. The 10-time All-Star can still be effective when he's on the mound, but he'll obviously be much less valuable in fantasy leagues in 2024 because of the fact that he's only going to pitch half a season at the most.

    Dec 14 · Source via Clayton Kershaw
  • Recovering Kershaw: No call on Dodgers return

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    Clayton Kershaw said he is still "in that process" of determining where he will play baseball next season.

    Dec 14 · ESPN Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
    2024 ATC$31056.84345717518226243.641.16
    2024 Steamer$31373.054674206910233313.681.18
    2024 THE BAT$41052.84335316478225233.751.15
    2024 Zeile$31160.3535611755900253.691.18

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

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