The Texas Rangers made headlines with the record amount spent on free agents this past week. A combined $561 million was spent, but the Rangers may not be done as veteran left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw is being recruited to the Lone Star State.
A Texas native from the Dallas area, Kershaw’s name has come this week as reports came out that former Los Angeles Dodger and new Rangers shortstop Corey Seager has been actively trying to recruit his former teammate and friend to the Rangers.
Drafted in the first round in 2006, Kershaw has spent his 14-year career with the Dodgers. It is still unclear what the plans are for Kershaw and his career, as he would be 34 at the start of the 2022 season. A career that has the makings to land Kershaw in Cooperstown one day, the thought of coming home to finish his career has most certainly crossed his mind.
Kershaw has always been loyal to the Dodgers, a three-time Cy Young award winner and five-time ERA Title award winner, not to mention a World Series champion in 2020, but Kershaw cannot ignore the possibility of returning to the Dodgers with a chance to contend.
With the lockout in place, the Rangers and Kershaw will have to wait before the talks of signing Kershaw can begin. To think about even the opportunity to bring one of the game’s best pitchers to a Rangers team looking to contend real soon has to have Rangers buzzing with excitement. As Rangers fans wait, it is up to Seager to do most of the talking in the meantime.
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