Source: Yankees offer Hiroki Kuroda a contract

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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.

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7 Responses to Source: Yankees offer Hiroki Kuroda a contract

  1. Anna says:

    Hiroki Kuroda is a good player, it would be great to see him again in the team.

  2. bob says:

    Yah it would be great for him to have a world series ring before going back to japan.

  3. podjoe says:

    Then he's signing with the Red Sox?

  4. rose heller says:

    with all due respect to kuroda, the last two seasons, he melted in the second half. the yanks need pitchers they can depend on, pitchers who are reliable. this season, in his last eight starts, he was 0-6 with an e.r.a. of 6. 4. 2.

  5. Viv says:

    Whose the fourth pitcher?

    • Iain H-F says:

      The Yankees will add another arm this off season. Tanaka is who they are talking about but if not him they will get one of the FA names.

      In short there is no way they are going into 2014 spring training with 2 rotation spots unfilled.