Posted January 15, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers Agree To Record Contract With Pitcher Clayton Kershaw [Video]

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a seven-year, $215 million contract with starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw according to ESPN.

This is the biggest deal for a pitcher in this history of Major League Baseball. Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers most recently had the biggest contract at eight year $202 million deal.

Kershaw can opt out of his contract after five years, when he will be in the prime of his career at 30 years old.

He pitched to a 16-9 record with 1.83 ERA last season.

No word on any impact the extension will take on their chase for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.