Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed to extend the deadline for Kershaw to determine whether he will exercise his contract option until Friday at 16:00.
Kershaw, 30, signed a seven-year contract, a $ 215 million contract in January.
Between his various antics and a punchless World Series, Manny Machado probably made some potential knights, including Dodgers. 2014 which included a player option to become a free agent after five seasons. The original deadline for Kershaw’s decision was midnight ET Wednesday.
Kershaw, 30, owes $ 65 million in the next two seasons.
Kershaw could opt out of extending a similar average annual value in further seasons
. His agreement with Dodgers to extend the deadline seems to be a sign that both sides want something like that.
The Dodgers also came with veteran enemy David Freese to extend the deadline for his Friday election at 16.00 ET.
Kershaw, which will be 31 in March, is probably the largest corps in his generation and he posted a 2.73 ERA in 2018. But back problems have sent him to the disabled list in the last three seasons, and his speedball speed has decreased to the low 90s, leading to fewer strikeouts and more balls in play.
“I have not made the decision yet,” Kershaw said after match 5 in the world series on Sunday.
The only pot that makes more than $ 32.5 million Kershaw would be average over the next two years under its current deal is former team-mate Zack Greinke, who signed a six-year contract of $ 206.5 million with Arizona Diamondback’s when He was one year older than Kershaw is now.