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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw is Joining Team USA for 2023 WBC

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.

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.

The lefty ace will join teammates Mookie Betts and Will Smith alongside former teammate Trea Turner in a star-studded roster.

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.

Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

One Comment

  1. Pay Kershaw and Urias 20 million, and they wear out their arms early pitching in a nothingburger show for free. What could go wrong? Let the Padres pitchers throw away their season instead.

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