Sep 8, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (18) patches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Hiroki Kuroda, New York Yankees agree to one-year deal


The New York Yankees have officially announced the re-signing of RHP Hiroki Kuroda, who agreed to a one-year deal with the team.

From the Yankees’ official press release:

Kuroda, 37, went 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA (219.2IP, 81ER) in 33 starts in his debut season with the Yankees in 2012, establishing career bests in wins, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts (167).  Among American League pitchers, he ranked fourth in innings pitched, tied for sixth in wins and finished eighth in ERA.  After beginning the season with a 3-6 record and 4.56 ERA (53.1IP, 27ER) in his first nine starts, he went 13-5 with a 2.92 ERA (166.1IP, 54ER) over his final 24 starts beginning on May 27.

“I am very happy and excited to re-sign with the Yankees,” said Kuroda.  “I am very grateful for all of the interest and all of the offers that I received from the various teams that courted me.  It was a tough decision for me to make, but at the end of the day, I wanted to try to win a championship with the teammates that I went to battle with last season.”

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