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THEY'RE NOT DONE! Jack Curry of the YES Network is reporting that the New York Yankees, on the heels of trading for Michael Pineda, have signed former Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda to a one year deal worth betwen $10 and $11 million.
The 36-year old Kuroda had a career best 3.07 ERA for the Dodgers last year in 202 innings, striking out 161 and walking 49. In his four years in the majors since coming over from Japan after the 2007 season, he hasn't had an ERA (or FIP, for that matter) under 4.00. He's thrown at least 180 innings in three of his four seasons, with 2009 being the lone outlier. Despite his great peripherals last year, Kuroda was worth just 2.4 fWAR, due to allowing a career high 24 homers. That home run rate could be a problem in Yankee Stadium, a notorious launching pad for left-handed hitters. Kuroda's homers allowed were equally split between lefties and righties in 2011.
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A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda has agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract with the New York Yankees.
The person says the deal is pending the 36-year-old former Los Angeles Dodgers starter passing a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there has not yet been an announcement.
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...
The Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract with Hiroki Kuroda, pending a physical, tweets Jack Curry of the YES Network (Twitter link). The deal will pay Kuroda between $10-$11MM in 2012.
The Yankees surprised the baseball world on Friday by trading highly-touted catching prospect Jesus Montero and young pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners for young, hard-throwing right-handed SP Michael Pineda and minor-league righty Jose Campos according to multiple sources including MLB Trade Rumors. There were some rumors about the Mariners making a blockbuster...
Some talking heads were saying just this week how the the New York Yankees had been so quiet this offseason until tonight when general manager Brian Cashman shook up the baseball world with a blockbuster trade that netted him right-handed starting pitchers Michael Pineda and Jose Campos from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Jesus Montero and right-handed pitcher Hector...
After the New York Yankees finalize their trade for Mariners‘ right-hander, Michael Pineda, and dot the I’s on the Hiroki Kuroda contract, general manager Brian Cashman will suddenly have a very crowded starting rotation.
Cashman has already re-signed Freddy Garcia to a one-year deal. He also owns A.J. Burnett and his overpriced contract. Phil Hughes, the wonder...
This is why the New York Yankees pay Brian Cashman the big bucks to be general manager.
Cashman reconstructed the Yankees starting rotation Friday night by making a bold trade with the Seattle Mariners for right-hander Michael Pineda and throwing a lot of money at free-agent righty Hiroki Kuroda.
The Yankees moved their top prospect, slugging catcher Jesus Montero, along with right...
The Yankees may have solved the lingering questions of their rotation in just one night, nearing completion on deals that will fit righties Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda for pinstripes in 2012.
At least by outward appearances, Boston doesn't appear shaken by the 1-2 punch of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. New York is nearing completion on transactions that will bring talented righty starters Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda on board.