Perhaps alarmed after watching Phil Hughes‘ mediocre start this afternoon the Yankees are said to have intensified their pursuit of Dodgers’ starter Hiroki Kuroda, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
The big question is whether or not Kuroda would waive his no trade clause to come to the Bronx is another question. One that remains very unclear.
The only thing we know is that Kuroda has not been asked specifically if he would waive it, but there are plenty of rumors surrounding the entire ordeal. He supposedly needed compensation to waive it at one point. Then he would waive it, but only to non-east coast teams. Today we are hearing that he will only waive it if he is traded to the Yankees or Red Sox. I tell you it is all silly and possibly none of it is true.
The Yankees may very well have stepped up their efforts to land a starting pitcher though after Hughes struggled to hold worst offense in baseball to two runs over six innings. Whether or not Kuroda is their man remains to be seen.