Rumor: Hiroki Kuroda Wants a Deal Worth $12-$13 Million

The Yankees might not like the asking price for most of the free agent starters on the market so they could turn to former Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda who is looking for a short-term deal worth about $12-$13 million, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

The Yankees are trying to get their payroll under the $189 million mark by 2014 which would make it tricky to sign C.J. Wilson, who is looking for a five or six year deal, or Mark Buehrle, who has offers for at least three years. This should make Kuroda, who will probably sign just a one-year deal, more attractive to them as it doesn’t tie them up for the future.

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