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Veteran pitcher Clayton Kershaw re-signs with Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw underwent shoulder surgery this off-season. File Photo by Alexander Gallardo/UPI

Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Veteran pitcher Clayton Kershaw pushed off retirement and re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Sources told MLB.com, ESPN and the Los Angeles Times about the agreement Tuesday.

Kershaw, 35, has spent his entire 16-year MLB career with the Dodgers. The team has yet to announce the agreement, which is pending a physical.

The 10-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2014 National League MVP went 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA last season. Kershaw is 210-92 over 425 career appearances, including 422 starts.

His 2.48 career ERA is the best for pitchers with at least 1,500 innings pitched in baseball's live ball era (1920).

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (C) went 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA last season. File Photo by Alexander Gallardo/UPI
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (C) went 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA last season. File Photo by Alexander Gallardo/UPI

Kershaw's 6.818 hits allowed per nine innings are the third-fewest in MLB history. He also is the active leader in fewest home runs allowed (0.746) per nine innings.

The star left-handed pitcher, who underwent off-season shoulder surgery, isn't expected to return to the mound until later in the 2024 MLB season.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw posted a 2.48 ERA over his first 16 seasons. File Photo by Alexander Gallardo/UPI
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw posted a 2.48 ERA over his first 16 seasons. File Photo by Alexander Gallardo/UPI

If he does come back, he will join a rotation that includes off-season additions Tyler Glasnow and Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

Dodgers pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report for spring training Friday at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in Phoenix.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw totaled 210 wins over 425 career appearances. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw totaled 210 wins over 425 career appearances. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI