Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher, Clayton Kershaw is upset that talks of his contract extension were leaked, according to the LA Times.
It was reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSPORTS that Kershaw and the Dodgers were “making progress” on a seven-year extension that would be the most lucrative deal ever given to a pitcher. The contract would be worth more than $180 million, according to Rosenthal.
Kershaw blamed the leak on the Dodgers, “We kind of had an agreement that we weren’t going to talk about it,” Kershaw said. “It didn’t come from our side.”
“I think the reason we’ve been able to continue discussions for this long is that it’s not been talked about,” Kershaw said. “And now that I’m having to talk about it, it’s a distraction because people are talking about it. I guess you’ll have to talk to the Dodgers as to why it came out now. I don’t love the fact that I have to talk about it.”
Both Kershaw and general manager Ned Colletti declined to comment on the report. “I’m going to still hold up my end of the bargain and not talk about it,” Kershaw said.
Kershaw currently is in the second year of a two-year, $19 million contract.