Clayton Kershaw is staying in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers and the veteran left-hander reached an agreement to bring him back to the club in 2024, with a player option for 2025, a source told The Athletic’s Andy McCullough.
The financial terms of the deal haven’t been reported.
Kershaw, who will turn 36 in March, is expected to miss the first half of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery in November.
The three-time Cy Young winner has spent his entire 16-year career with the Dodgers, emerging as one of the best starting pitchers in franchise history.
Kershaw enjoyed another strong campaign in 2023, posting a 13-5 record with a 2.46 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 137 strikeouts across 131 2/3 innings.
He will join a rotation group that features offseason additions Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Tyler Glasnow, and James Paxton, as well as young arms Bobby Miller and Emmet Sheehan. Right-hander Walker Buehler is also expected to join the rotation in the early part of the season as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery.