Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/19/13
getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to sign pitcher Clayton Kershaw to an extension. Reports have the Dodgers offering the left hander a contract worth $300 million. Kershaw’s next deal is expected to be the largest ever for a pitcher topping the seven-year $175 million that Felix Hernandez and the seven-year $180 million deal that was given to Justin Verlander earlier this year. ESPN’s Buster Onley hears from “sources” that the Dodgers offered Kershaw a life-time deal earlier this season. Kershaw will become a free agent following the 2015 season. The 25-year-old Kershaw has led the NL in ERA each of the last three seasons. He was the 2011 NY Cy Young Award winner and is expected to win it again this year following a 16-9 record, 183 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP.  
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