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11/19/2012: Hiroki Kuroda, Kyuji Fujikawa, Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Nov.19, 2012 @ 8:47 pm, under MLB

The Yankees could end up offering Hiroki Kuroda US$15 million to US$16 million.  From The New York Post's Joel Sherman:

Kuroda rejected the Yankees' $13.3 million tender offer for 2013, which means the Yankees likely would have to pay more than that just to keep Kuroda for one season. And they probably would be willing to go to $15 million-$16 million. Because the Yankees made the tender, they would receive a draft pick between the first and second rounds if Kuroda left, and the Dodgers or Angels would lose their first-round pick if they signed Kuroda.


Kyuji Fujikawa visited the Angels (arrived at around 9:52am) and Dodgers (arrived at around 1:40pm) on Saturday.  Source: Sanspo 11/19/2012, Sanspo 11/19/2012

Fujikawa returned to Japan today.  He has apparently received offers from ten MLB teams and visited five of them on his trip.  Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2012


Ichiro Suzuki worked out at Hotto Motto Kobe Field today.  Source: Sanspo 11/19/2012


Hisashi Iwakuma returned to Japan on Sunday.  Source: Sponichi 11/19/2012