Many around the league believe Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw could be the next high-profile player in line for a lucrative contract extension. However, as of yesterday, a deal between the Dodgers and their young ace "didn't appear imminent," according to Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times.
Kershaw's representatives had been discussing an extension with the Dodgers leading up to Opening Day. But the left-hander made it clear during spring training that he didn't want negotiations to carry over into the regular season.
There are several lauded arms that recently received extensions, including Felix Hernandez and Justin Verlander. Zack Greinke -- Kershaw's teammate with the Dodgers -- also signed a lucrative free agent contract this offseason.
Kershaw will earn $11 million this season and is under team control through the 2014 season. He will once again be arbitration-eligible next year, so the Dodgers could opt to lock him up long-term rather than enter next year with the situation unresolved.
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