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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Nominated for 2016 ESPYS “Best MLB Player”

May 23, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) throws in the ninth inning against Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has collected many accolades throughout his career. He will have an opportunity to add another to his collection after being nominated in the 2016 ESPYS.

Kershaw is nominated for “Best MLB Player” alongside Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s Mike Trout, Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper, Toronto Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson and Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta.

Trout took the honors in 2015 and now Dodger fans can make sure Kershaw takes the prize in 2016. Fans can vote by visiting ESPYS.com.

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After a dominant season so far, Kershaw was selected to his sixth All-Star game alongside teammates Corey Seager and Kenley Jansen.

Kershaw currently leads the majors in ERA (1.58), strikeouts (133), innings pitched (108), walks plus hits per inning (.66), strikeouts per walk (19), walks per nine innings (.58) and shutouts (3). In 2015 he led the majors in strikeouts (301) and innings pitched (232.2), and also took away NL pitcher of the month honors.

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Unfortunately, Kershaw will not be able to participate in the All-Star game due to a back injury. Kershaw has said he will attend the midsummer classic in San Diego on July 12th.

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Written by Elisa Hernandez

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