Clayton Kershaw is known to play professional baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. He plays the position of a pitcher and wears the number 22 jersey for the team.
Clayton was born in Dallas, Texas on March 19, 1988. He was raised single-handedly by his mum after his parents separated when he was 10 years old. He had his high school baseball career at Highland Park High School.
Due to his skills and professionalism, he was chosen by USA Today as “High School Baseball Player of the Year”, and was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year for baseball in high school.
After high school, Clayton had the scholarship to attend Texas A&M University but he turned down the scholarship after he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team in the 2006 MLB draft.
He signed with the Dodgers for a $2.3 million signing bonus after which he was assigned to play in minor leagues. His first team was the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Dodgers. After playing for them for a while, he was promoted to play for the Great Lakes Loons in 2007.
Clayton was later on selected to play on the East Team in the Midwest League All-Star Game and also on the USA team in the All-Star Futures Game. In May 2008, the Dodgers added him to their active roster and he made his MLB debut on May 25, 2008, as the Dodgers played against the St. Louis Cardinals team.
Clayton Kershaw Salary: How Much Does Clayton Kershaw Make?
Clayton Kershaw makes an annual salary of $33 million and a $2.5 million signing bonus.