It's a procedural thing, something that happens with every major league club: This is the date players can file for salary arbitration.
Players and teams are scheduled to exchange salary figures Friday, but none of the 146 total players who filed Tuesday figure to be as interesting to watch as Kershaw.
Kershaw, 25, won his second
Kershaw, of course, has had off-and-on talks with the Dodgers over a long-term deal that could eclipse the record $252-million
The last starting pitcher to go into a third year of arbitration with two Cy Young Awards in his pocket was the
Teams have been steering away from having to go to an arbitration hearing. Last year, 133 players filed for arbitration and all were signed before making it to a hearing.