Clayton Kershaw will not hit the open market -- and Giants fans will continue to see plenty of him.
The Dodgers and their star pitcher have agreed to a new contract, the team announced on Friday.
Kershaw's new deal with the Dodgers reportedly is for three years and $93 million, according to multiple national reports. It can be increased through incentives, and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reported there are no opt-outs in the contract.
Kershaw went 9-5 in the regular season, his lowest win total since 2009. The left-hander dealt with arm and back injuries this season, but he still had a 2.73 ERA over 26 starts.
Once again, Kershaw showed he is in the upper echelon on pitchers when healthy. But the theme continued with him unable to perform on the biggest stage.
Kershaw had a 4.09 ERA in this year's NLCS against the Brewers, and he was way worse in the World Series. As the Dodgers came up short for the second consecutive season, Kershaw went 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA in the Fall Classic against the Red Sox.
Kershaw does some of his best work, though, against the NL West rival Giants. He's 22-10 with a 1.70 ERA in 45 games (44 starts) against them in his 11-year career, with six complete games and five shutouts. His 333 strikeouts are his most against any opponent.