Dodgers star signs record breaking seven-year, $215M deal

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Clayton Kershaw has signed a record breaking deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, .

The 25-year-old has agreed to a seven-year, $215 million deal with the team which exceeds the previous biggest contract for a pitcher which was Justin Verlander's seven-year, $180 million deal with the Tigers. 

The contract is well deserved for the star as he's been a key member of the Dodgers' success over the past couple of years. 

However, despite being handed a deal which could keep him at the Dodgers until 2020, Kershaw will be able to opt out of the contract after five years. 

However it remains to be seen as to whether the pitcher will test free agency after five years when he's 30-years of age.

For now though Kershaw will be hoping to continue his success with the Dodgers over the next few years and the team will be hoping he continues to excel himself in the years to come.

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