Iwakuma also told reporters on Friday that he feels no ill-will towards the Oakland A's for how things worked out last winter.
The Yankees are still unlikely to do anything major this offseason unless they can unload some money, a baseball official with knowledge of their plans. So even though they like Hiroki Kuroda a lot, Yankees GM Brian Cashman does not have the cash to spend on the righty starter. Kuroda figures to receive at least $12 million on a one-year deal.
Ichiro, Norichika Aoki, and Yuki Saito worked out together again on Saturday in Tokyo.
Aoki also told reporters that he currently plans to fly to the US some time in early January.