• Clayton Kershaw agreed to a one-year deal with the Dodgers Friday, a report says
  • His new deal is reportedly worth $17 million plus incentives
  • Kershaw's injury woes may hamper run moving forward

Clayton Kershaw is staying with the Los Angeles Dodgers for one more year, a report says.

The eight-time All-Star and the Dodgers agreed to a one-year deal Friday, pending a physical, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported, citing unnamed sources. Hence, the 33-year-old pitcher, who has spent his entire 14-year career with the Dodgers, will remain in Los Angeles for at least another season.

Kershaw's deal is worth $17 million plus incentives, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported.

The 2020 World Series champion had an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2018 season. However, Kershaw agreed to a three-year, $93 million contract before hitting free agency.

Kershaw's recent free agency availability was his first in his MLB career.

The 2014 National League MVP was 10-8 with a 3.55 ERA (115 ERA+), 1.02 WHIP and 144 strikeouts against 21 walks in 121 2/3 innings last season.

He was part of the Dodgers' rotation into July 2021 but was sidelined until the middle of September that year after suffering left forearm inflammation.

The last time Kershaw was scheduled to start a season, the 33-year-old suffered arm pain once more and ended up not pitching in the postseason.

Despite an injury-plagued season, Kershaw has proven himself more than worthy for the Dodgers.

Looking at his accomplishments, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is 185-84 with a 2.49 ERA (155 ERA+), 1.00 WHIP and 2,670 strikeouts in 2,454 2/3 innings. His baseball record also shows how valuable he has been for the Dodgers since joining the team in 2008.

So for at least one more season, Kershaw will be in Los Angeles. However, the Dodgers still have to look at their rotation needs. For now, only Kershaw, Walker Buehler and Julio Urías appear to be certain.

Tony Gonsolin, Andrew Heaney and David Price have options, while Dustin May is still recovering from an injury. There is also the case of Trevor Bauer, who is on administrative leave, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers returns to the dugout after retiring the side against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning in Game One of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 20, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images