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[12/8/2013] Hiroki Kuroda, Yusuke Inoue

by on Dec.08, 2013 @ 9:02 pm, under MLB

Hiroki Kuroda has decided to return to New York for at least one more year.  From MLB.com's Bryan Hoch:

The Yankees have reached an agreement with Hiroki Kuroda, bringing the right-hander back to the Bronx with a one-year, $16 million contract.

The club officially announced the signing on Saturday, one day after Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner told the Associated Press that "Kuroda is coming back." General manager Brian Cashman said that he spoke four times with agent Steve Hilliard on Thursday to hammer out details of Kuroda's contract.

Kuroda, who turns 39 in February, was 11-13 with a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts for the Yankees last season. The $16 million contract represents a $1 million raise over his salary in 2013; he had earlier declined a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees.

Source: MLB.com 12/7/2013

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Rakuten senryokugai Yusuke Inoue (27) will try to continue his career in the United States.  He plans to participate in the Texas Winter League with hopes of attracting interest from MLB teams.

Source: Sponichi 12/8/2013

Career Stats

Year Team G W L SV CG SHO BF IP H HR BB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2010 Rakuten 7 1 1 0 0 0 38 7.0 14 4 3 0 1 0 0 9 9 11.57 2.43
2012 Rakuten 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 3.2 6 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 2 4.91 1.64
  Totals 9 1 1 0 0 0 55 10.2 20 4 3 0 4 2 0 11 11 9.28 2.16