Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger Among Top-Selling MLB Jerseys As 2019 Began
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Major League Baseball released the top-20 jersey sellers going into the 2019 season, and two Los Angeles Dodgers players made the list as Clayton Kershaw came in at No. 6 and Cody Bellinger at No. 14.

It comes as no surprise that Bryce Harper is the top-selling jersey after signing a massive 13-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies this past offseason.

Following Harper to round out the top five are Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts, Mike Trout and Yadier Molina. Then, Javier Baez, Christian Yelich, Anthony Rizzo and Ronald Acuña Jr. complete the top 10 after Kershaw.

The Nos. 11-20 spots begin with Paul Goldschmidt, Manny Machado and the recently-retired Ichiro Suzuki, followed by Bellinger, Kris Bryant, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Andrew Benintendi, Giancarlo Stanton and Freddie Freeman.

Kershaw signed a three-year extension to remain with the Dodgers through the 2021 season this past winter. He started 26 games for the Dodgers in 2018, going 9-5 with a 2.73 ERA, 3.19 FIP and 1.04 WHIP while striking out 155 and walking 29 in 161.1 innings.

This spring was not kind to Kershaw as he spent much of it recovering from shoulder inflammation. Because of that, he began the season on the 10-day injured list and will make a long-anticipated debut Monday.

Meanwhile, Bellinger got off to a blistering and historic start this season. He’s become the Dodgers’ every right fielder in the wake of the trade that sent Yasiel Puig to the Cincinnati Reds.

After a record-breaking rookie campaign, Bellinger took a bit of a step back in 2018. He still had a productive season by many metrics though, batting .260/.343/.470 with 25 home runs, 84 runs scored and 76 RBI in 162 games.

Dodgers jerseys should continue to sell very well throughout the 2019 season as they will be wearing a commemorative patch to honor the late Don Newcombe on their sleeve this season.