Clayton Kershaw


The Nationals will give the ball to Jordan Zimmermann first out of the All-Star break, sending the right-hander to the mound Friday night against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the opener of a sta


Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and if it seems like he doesn't lose often -- it's because he doesn't.


2014 record: 94-68, 1st place in NL West

Manager: Don Mattingly, 5th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $264 million


Though Max Scherzer's contract includes a signing bonus and deferred money, the final total counting against the Nats' payroll comes in at seven years and $210 million.