Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers agree to seven-year, $215 million deal

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Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations said, making the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball’s first player with a $30 million average salary.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.

Kershaw receives the most lucrative deal for a pitcher, breaking the mark of $180 million set by Justin Verlander last March for his seven-year contract with Detroit.

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