The New York Yankees have given an offer to free agent starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, with hopes that he will return to the Yankees in 2014.
According to ESPN New York, the dollar amount isn’t definitive but it’s rumored to be around $15 Million -$16 Million. Kuroda received $15 Million in 2013.
Mark Feinsand of the Daily News tweeted earlier this afternoon that the Yankees offered Kuroda a contract “a long time ago” but of course they expected Kuroda to wait until December to make his decision.
Kuroda has toyed with the idea of returning to Japan the past two seasons, but has come back to the Yankees. He also has slightly toyed with the idea of retirement. Should Kuroda re-sign with the Yankees he would re-join CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova in the starting rotation. The fifth rotation spot will be decided in Spring Training.