Bryan LaHair, best known for making the All-Star team in 2012 for the Cubs as a 29-year-old career minor leaguer, has signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox.
LaHair struggled mightily in the second half of 2012 and then never played in the majors again, spending 2013 in Japan and last season at Double-A for the Indians.
And he really struggled last year, hitting just .223 with five homers and a .627 OPS in 111 games. LaHair looks destined to go down as one of the least successful All-Stars of all time and he figures to be little more than Triple-A depth for Pawtucket.
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2023 after signing a one-year, $20 million deal.
For the second straight year, the Dodgers didn’t extend a qualifying offer to the three-time Cy Young Award winner. Instead, they gave him additional time to mull his future, and he once again decided to stay with the only franchise he’s ever played for during his 15-year major league career.
The 34-year-old left-hander was 12-3 with 2.28 ERA in 22 starts last season. He struck out 137 and walked 23. Kershaw made his ninth All-Star team and started the Midsummer Classic for the first time in his career at Dodger Stadium.
Last April, he became the franchise’s all-time strikeout leader with 2,697. He reached 2,800 strikeouts in his last start of the regular season on Oct. 5 against Colorado. Kershaw ranks 24th all-time with 2,807.
Kershaw has a career record of 197-87 with a 2.48 ERA. He won his only World Series title in 2020, when the Dodgers beat Tampa Bay during the pandemic-shortened season.