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Kershaw, who won 197 wins and won three Cy Young awards, joins the WBC U.S. team

Clayton Kershaw (34, LA Dodgers) will also join the US World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, which has built super luxurious members.

The US Major League Baseball (MLB) announced on its social media account on the 20th (Korean time) that “Kershaw, who has won the Cy Young Award three times and MVP once, will go all-in to the WBC.” It made it official to join the WBC national team.

Kershaw is a left-handed ace representing MLB and the Dodgers. After making his big league debut in a Dodgers uniform in 2008, he went 197-87 with a 2.48 안전놀이터 earned run average in 401 career games. He ranked first in the National League (NL) earned run average for four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014, and received the Cy Young award given to the best pitcher during this period three times. In 2014, he went 21-3 with a 1.77 earned run average and won MVP honors.

He has been struggling with frequent injuries lately. For his second year in a row, he pitched fewer than 130 innings, well short of regulation innings. Kershaw, who signed a one-year short-term contract with the Dodgers after the end of 2021, completed a free agent (FA) contract this time for a total of $20 million (about 26.1 billion won).

This is Kershaw’s first WBC appearance. said, “Kershaw has won the World Series and MVP award in the major leagues, and the shelf is full of Cy Young trophies. Now he wants to add the WBC championship title.”

Kershaw, Nestor Cortes (New York Yankees), Nathan Ivaldi (FA), Kyle Freeland (Colorado Rockies), Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks), Lance Lynn (Chicago White Sox), Adam Wayne Wright, Miles Mycolors (St. Louis Cardinals), Brady Singer (Kansas City Royals), and Logan Webb (San Francisco Giants) were named. As for the catcher, JT Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies) and Will Smith (Dodgers) announced their intention to join. In addition to this, prominent players such as Paul Goldschmidt (St. Louis), Trevor Story (Boston), Nolan Arenado (St. Louis), Mike Trout (LA Angels), and Mookie Betts (Dodgers) were included in the reserve list.

With Kershaw’s addition, the reserve roster for the WBC USA team has increased to 30 players. There are 28 players on the roster per WBC team.

The United States will play WBC Group C matches against Mexico, Colombia, Canada, and Great Britain in Phoenix, Arizona, from March 11 next year.