The Yankees have been in contact with nearly every free agent starting pitcher and moved on from most, but one that they have lingering interest in is former Dodger Hiroki Kuroda, according to Erik Boland of Newsday.
The Yankees were interested in signing Kuroda last offseason and then tried to trade for him in July, but both times he didn’t want to come to the East Coast. Now that appears to have changed and he is open to coming over.
Kuroda, who will soon be 37, is said to be looking for a one-year deal worth $12-13 million. That is a high average annual value, but it has the Yankees interested as they would rather sign a pitcher on a one-year deal. Right now it seems like they are deciding whether or not he would actually be worth it as an upgrade to what they already have.