Clayton Kershaw wins Players’ Choice Award for National League’s Outstanding Pitcher.

Clayton KershawClayton Kershaw was named the National League’s Outstanding Pitcher at the Players’ Choice Awards on Monday.

Kershaw was also nominated for MLB Player of the Year, which was given to Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera for the second straight year.

Balloting was conducted among major league players in mid-September. The winners designated charities to receive grants totaling $260,000 from the Major League Baseball Players Trust, a charitable foundation created and run by the players themselves.

Kershaw went 16-9 with a 1.83 ERA, leading the major leagues in earned-run average for the third consecutive year. He was named an All-Star in June and finished with a National League-leading 232 strikeouts in 236 innings, a career high.

The Dodgers and Kershaw are in the process of negotiating a long-term contract extension. He is currently set to become a free agent after the 2014 season.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.