Hiroki Kuroda has joined the New York Yankees after signing a one-year deal. The Japanese pitcher became a free agent after leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of last season.
Kuroda who last season had a record of 13-16 with a 3.07 ERA in 32 starts with the Dodgers has agreed to a $10 million deal, and could make an additional $1 million in performance-related bonuses, if he pitches 200 innings.
“I feel happy to be part of such a storied franchise which is always in contention for a World Series,” the player said in a statement released by the club.
The right-hander joins up with new signing Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners into the revamped Yankees rotation, alongside CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, and one of Phil Hughes, A.J. Burnett and Freddy Garcia.
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