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Photo by Scott Rovak / USA TODAY Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Oct. 18 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

$215 million man: Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Kershaw signs 7-year mega-deal

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitching ace Clayton Kershaw agreed to a seven-year, $215 million contract, ESPN.com reported Wednesday.

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles first reported the news that includes an opt-out clause in the contract after five seasons. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com confirmed the deal.

Kershaw, 25, wasn't yet a free agent and had one year of arbitration remaining. This deal buys out the final year of arbitration plus up to six years of free agency.

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