Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 1/15/14
  Three Los Angeles Dodgers filed for salary arbitration Tuesday, but arguably the biggest name of the three was Clayton Kershaw,  who sported a 16-9 record with a 1.83 earned run average in 2013. The 25 year old lefty is entering his final season before he hits free agency, and could command a record deal given his past success, winning two cy-young awards in the last three seasons. The current arbitration record came from San Francisco Giants‘ Tim Lincecum, who asked for a whopping 21.5 million, and was combated with a 17mil offer before settling with an extension. Kershaw made $11 million each of the last two seasons, but the Dodgers last case to go to arbitration was back in 2007, almost 7 years to the date. The other two Dodgers to file for salary arbitration are catcher A.J. Ellis and closer Kenley Jansen, Kershaw’s teammates. Kershaw’s counterpart in the American League, Max Scherzer, also filed for Salary arbitration after not being able to reach a long term extension with t...
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