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In maybe the least surprising news you'll hear all day, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw are nearing an agreement on a one-year deal as MLB free agency begins.

The future Hall of Fame southpaw has a resume on which you could build a house. Three Cy Young Awards, nine All-Star appearances, five ERA titles, a Gold Glove, a World Series ring, an MVP award, the list goes on and on.

There were some talks about Kershaw retiring relatively soon. However, in his age-34 season, Kershaw was dominant again with a 2.28 ERA, 137 strikeouts, and a 0.942 WHIP in 126.1 innings pitched.

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There were also reports that the Texas Rangers were heavily interested in signing Kershaw. And there were rumors that Kershaw might have mutual interest, given he's a Dallas, Texas native. But instead, he'll return to the Dodgers on a one-year pact worth close to $20 million, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

With various IL stints and some load management by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it's been quite a while since Clayton Kershaw has thrown a ton of innings. Last season's 126.1 innings were the most he's thrown since 2019. Still, he's maintaining ace form when he's on the mound. Kershaw logged a 3.8 fWAR this past season, which was the most of any pitcher who threw that few innings. Martin Perez had 3.8 fWAR and threw 70 more innings than Kershaw.