Tuesday, November 20, 2012

BREAKING: Yankees Re-Sign Kuroda

The Yankees have come to terms with right handed pitcher Hiroki Kuroda on a one year deal worth $15 million with less than $1 million in performance incentives. This is a raise for Kuroda over last year's contract when he first came to the Yankees on a $10 million deal. Late last week, sources said that Kuroda preferred to pitch on the west coast to be closer to his two daughters who attend elementary school in southern California.

This is a huge step for the Yankees. They suddenly have a formidable front two in their starting rotation. Their next step is to figure out whether Andy Pettitte will return to pitch in 2013, which everyone feels optimistic about.

Last season, Kuroda posted a 16-11 record with the Yankees last season. He was undoubtedly their most consistent pitcher of 2012 with an ERA of 3.32 and a career best 219.2 innings pitched.

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