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Clayton Kershaw has no intention of retiring after 2021

Clayton Kershaw has no intention of retiring after 2021

Clayton Kershaw is reaching the last of his three-year contract with the Dodgers, which in recent days created some uncertainty as there was talk of a possible retirement.

However, the pitcher dispelled doubts as he said he hopes to be back for the MLB season in 2022. “I have no intention of hanging them,” Kershaw said.

“I am only 32 years old. I feel like I have a few more years left in the tank. If you ask me now, I still love to play. I feel healthy right now and I feel like the ball is going well. … After this year, we will figure things out ”.

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Kershaw added that he loves playing for the Dodgers and would love to stay more years with the organization that has seen him grow since he was drafted in the Major League Baseball in 2006 to become one of the best pitchers in franchise history. .

The intentions to continue are set, but the negotiations will not be so easy. The payroll has gone up with the arrival of Trevor Bauer, the extension of Mookie Betts and the contract of Corey Seager who is closer and closer to going to free agency.

However, the team has also invested in the raises of Walker Buehler and Cody Bellinger, so the team will have to explore all possibilities to get Kershaw back.

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Despite the balances on the payroll, the Dodgers lately have not limited themselves to spending to have the team they want, because, only in the initial projections, the team would be exceeding by $ 40 million dollars the first limit of the established luxury tax at $ 210 million. (GG) (

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