Found December 05, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
We've known for a while now that the Diamondbacks are targeting free agent righty Hiroki Kuroda.  According to a tweet from Yahoo's Steve Henson, an official says a deal could get done this week if the 36-year-old drops his demand for a second-year player option. Reportedly, Kuroda will consider all offers regardless of location, and seeks a $12-13MM salary.  In addition to Arizona, the Rockies, Red Sox, and Angels appear to have varying levels of interest.

Report: Red Sox Interested in Hiroki Kuroda, Right-Hander Open to Playing in Boston

The Red Sox reportedly kicked the tires on Hiroki Kuroda last season, although the right-hander stayed put in Los Angeles. With Kuroda now a free agent, the Sox are reportedly showing interest again.'s Rob Bradford reports that, according to multiple sources, the Red Sox have interest in the righty and that he is open to playing in Boston. Kuroda was the subject of trade...

Rockies in discussions with P Kuroda

The Colorado Rockies are in preliminary talks with free-agent start Hiroki Kuroda.The 36-year-old has generated plenty of interest on the open market after going 13-16 with a 3.07 ERA and 161 strikeouts in 202 innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season.Reports out of Los Angeles suggest Kuroda is only interested in either pitching for the Dodgers or returning to his native Japan...

Hiroki Kuroda open to playing elsewhere

With the Dodgers singing Chris Capuano on Friday, the door effective shut on Hiroki Kuroda's chances of returning to the Dodgers.Now, Kuroda has said he's willing to play elsewhere -- and not just in Japan.General Manager Ned Colletti had already decided before Thanksgiving the Dodgers would have a hard time re-signing Kuroda. Now, the Angels, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Rockies...

Kuroda a Great Fit for D-backs

As it had a few weeks ago, word came out today that the D-backs are interested in Hiroki Kuroda. If they were able to sign him, the move would be a win for both player and team, and would round the D-backs roster out nicely. From the D-backs perspective, Kuroda may be the best starter on the market. He is reportedly looking for $12-13 million a season, which would make him the D...

Hot Stove: Hiroki Kuroda will entertain any team

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AL East Notes: Lucchino, Youkilis, Orioles

Yesterday, we learned that the landscape for free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is now "wide open".  The Red Sox have long been interested in the right-hander and was involved in trade talks to acquire him over the summer before Kuroda decided that he would rather finish the season with the Dodgers.  The Yankees are also expected to be in the mix for the hurler.  Here...

Hot Stove Heating Up

There are lots of rumors surrounding both of our teams right now.  The Yankees are being linked to Hiroki Kuroda, Gio Gonzalez and John Danks.  The Sox are making a push for a Wagner College's own Andrew Bailey.  Most importantly it's being reported that the Yankees are willing to listen to offers for A.J. Burnett.  Who do you want?  Who don't you want?  Here'...

Hot Stove: Buehrle & Kuroda seeking big money

As GMs, player agents, managers, players and reporters all begin to file into the Hilton Anatole in Dallas this afternoon, here is the latest hot stove buzz from around MLB: 14 teams are in the mix for LHP Mark Buehrle, and he is asking for $14 million per year, tweets’s Jon Heyman. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times says three teams have made three-year offers to Buehrle...
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