On Friday, the New York Yankees addressed their glaring need for starting pitching.
The Yankees agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with veteran free agent Hiroki Kuroda, a 200-inning starter for the Dodgers last season, according to a major-league source. The deal is pending a physical.
The Yankees also agreed with the Mariners on a trade that will bring All-Star right-hander Michael Pineda to New York for catcher/first baseman Jesus Montero and right-hander Hector Noesi, major-league sources confirmed to FOXSports.com. The deal, which also sends minor-league right-hander Jose Campos to the Yankees, is pending physical examinations.
The trade addresses the principal needs for each team. The Mariners, who finished last in the majors in runs scored the past two seasons, need offense. The Yankees, done in by a suspect rotation in the last two Octobers, need pitching.
The Yankees' rotation now figures to consist of CC Sabathia, Kuroda, Pineda, and Ivan Nova, with A.J. Bu...