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Clayton Kershaw addresses whether he will opt out of contract

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw addressed his potential free agency prior to Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

Kershaw has an important decision to make at the conclusion of this season. Kershaw has an opt out in his contract that would make him a free agent if he chooses to exercise it. He would join other big names like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado in what would be a star-studded free agent class.

On Tuesday, Kershaw discussed his upcoming decision, saying he has not yet made one at this time.

Kershaw, 30, is owed $65 million over the next two seasons. He has to weigh whether he’d rather lock in a longer term deal now for perhaps less annual money than he’d make in his current contract, or whether to play out his existing contract before testing the market.

For now, Kershaw will have to focus on trying to beat the Brewers in the NLCS. However, as soon as the season is completed, attention will turn to Kershaw in what will be a tense time around Los Angeles.

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