Los Angeles Dodgers veteran and future first-ballot Hall of Famer will be ‘All In’ this spring. MLB announced that Clayton Kershaw will be a part of Team USA for the World Baseball Classic 2023.
3 Cy Youngs, an MVP, a World Series title.
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Kershaw has accomplished all he can as a pitcher. He’s an MVP, 3x Cy Young winner, Triple Crown winner, nine-time All-Star, Gold Glove winner, and a World Series champion.
And this spring, he will try and add a Gold medal to his resume. This will be the first time Clayton will participate in the WBC. He declined to play in the 2017 WBC games that were held at Dodger Stadium.
Kershaw came off an incredible 2022 season as he had flashes of his old self. He went 12-3 with a 2.28 ERA in 22 games, 126.1 innings pitched, and a 3.8 WAR.
The 34-year-old signed a one-year $20 million deal earlier this offseason with the Dodgers. He signed a one-year deal at the beginning of the 2022 season.
There is nothing left for Kershaw to prove, but being the competitor he is, it’s great to see him still have that fire.
The Texas native will headline the pitching staff for Team USA alongside Nestor Cortes Jr. of the Yankees, Logan Webb of the Giants, and Nathan Eovaldi of the Red Sox.
According to Fan Duel sportsbook, Team USA has the best odds to bring home the gold at +260.
Let’s hope Kershaw can propel Team USA to secure back-to-back gold medals.