Clayton Kershaw
Starting Pitcher
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2006
Experience: 13.105 Years
College: Highland Park HS
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $17,000,000 Signing Bonus $2,500,000 Average Salary$17,000,000 Free Agent:2023 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
2022 Contract details by year 34 $14,500,000 $2,500,000 $17,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • Games Started
    $100,000 each for 16, 20, 22, 24, 26
  • Cy Young
    1st: $1.5M
    2nd-3rd: $500,000
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2006 Player Cash Earnings - $2,300,000 - $2,300,000
2008 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 - - $390,000
2009 Player Cash Earnings $404,000 - - $404,000
2010 Player Cash Earnings $440,000 - - $440,000
2011 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 $500,000 - $8,000,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $18,000,000 - $22,000,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $30,000,000 - - $30,000,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $32,000,000 - - $32,000,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $33,000,000 - - $33,000,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $33,000,000 - - $33,000,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $23,333,332 $23,000,000 - $46,333,332
2020 Player Cash Earnings $8,641,975 - - $8,641,975
2021 Player Cash Earnings $23,333,334 - - $23,333,334
2022 Player Cash Earnings $14,500,000 $2,500,000 - $17,000,000
15 seasons $222,042,641 $46,300,000 - $268,342,641

Cap Hit

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Starting Pitcher
#7
Los Angeles Dodgers
#64
MLB

AAV

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Starting Pitcher
#64
MLB

Cash

#16
Starting Pitcher
#55
MLB
  • Mar 11 2022

    Signed a 1 year $17 million contract with Los Angeles (LAD)

  • Nov 2 2018

    Signed a 3 year $93 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAD)

  • Nov 1 2018

    Los Angeles (LAD) declined a $32M player option for 2019

  • Jan 15 2014

    Signed a 7 year $215 million contract with Los Angeles (LAD)

  • Feb 7 2012

    Signed a 2 year $19 million contract with Los Angeles (LAD)

  • Mar 2 2011

    Signed a 1 year $500k contract with Los Angeles (LAD)

  • Feb 2 2010

    Signed a 1 year $440k contract with Los Angeles (LAD)

  • Mar 6 2009

    Signed a 1 year $404k contract with Los Angeles (LAD)

  • Jun 13 2006

    Signed a contract with Los Angeles (LAD)

  • Jun 12 2006

    Drafted by Los Angeles (LAD): Round 1 (#7 overall)