Clayton Kershaw is set to take the mound on Saturday against the Giants in what could be his final regular season start at Dodger Stadium.
Although a home start in the playoffs next month may be on the horizon for the 35-year-old left hander, whether he will pitch or not in 2024 remains up in the air.
Kershaw told the Orange County Register that he hasn’t made a concrete decision regarding his future but that his injuries – especially his recent shoulder issue that sidelined him for six weeks and caused him to miss this year’s All-Star Game – will be a “factor”.
He is also set to become a free agent.
The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and ten-time All-Star is 12-4 this season with a 2.52 ERA. In April 2022, Kershaw passed Hall of Famer Don Sutton for the most career strikeouts in Dodgers franchise history.
His last scheduled regular season start will come on Sept. 30 at San Francisco.