Sep 13, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (18) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees are 'close' to re-signing Hiroki Kuroda

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After flipping between staying in the big leagues, or retiring, pitcher Hiroki Kuroda seems to have made up his mind. The New York Yankees and Kuroda are supposedly close to signing a one year deal. According to ESPN,

The sides have hammered out the rough framework of a deal that would pay the 38-year-old Kuroda approximately $16 million, about $1 million more than he made in 2013. But talks continue on other details, the source said.

 

Although he appeared to tire down the stretch, going 0-6 with a 6.56 ERA in his final eight starts, Kuroda finished the season with a 3.31 ERA, the lowest among Yankees starters who qualified for the ERA title, and he topped 200 innings for the third straight season.

The Yankees know what they want, and re-signing Kuroda could be a good sign for the team who just lots both Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson.

What does Kuroda’s potential re-signing mean for the Yankees? Do you think he will have another great year in New York, or will he decline next season? Feel free to leave a comment below.

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