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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Doesn’t Know What His Future Holds

The 2023 season didn’t end the way that anyone within the Dodgers organization would have hoped. Once again, LA was bounced in the NLDS, and now they enter into the offseason with more questions than answers.

One of those questions comes from veteran pitcher Clayton Kershaw, and what the future holds for him. He has signed one-year deals over the last few offseasons to preserve flexibility for himself, but the reality is that retirement is coming down the pipes soon for him.

He spoke after the Dodgers loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday evening and provided his thoughts about his future in the sport.

“I’m not sure,” Kershaw said. “Obviously, a horrible way to end it personally, but that’s ultimately not important. It’s just how I didn’t help the team win through this series. That’s the most disappointing part of letting your guys down.”

The veteran did put together a solid season for the Dodgers, posting an ERA of 2.46. He was one of the more consistent pitchers for this team all year long, but he did battle through injury down the stretch.

That injury reared its ugly head in the playoffs and never looked back. Kershaw was shelled for six runs in the first inning of Game 1, and that set the tone for the rest of the series.

He is the ultimate competitor, and as he said, he feels that he let the team down. While he didn’t perform anywhere near his standard, he wasn’t alone in being the reason why LA lost this series.

The hope is that Game 1 of the NLDS wasn’t the last time we see Kershaw put on a Dodgers uniform. But if it is, he deserves to go out on his own accord, and we are thankful for all the memories over the years.

Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.


  1. I’m hoping he gives it one more year at least as a Dodger. Next year promises to be very different than this. Maybe Ohtani is aboard with Bueller, Gonsolin, May and Miller. Plenty of young talent with a stick too!

  2. It’s okay with me for Kershaw to take all of his time to call it quits.I’m a fan,but it’s time.

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