Hiroki Kuroda (39) has decided to return to the Hiroshima Carp. He was assigned the uniform number 15. The two sides reportedly agreed to a deal worth over 400 million yen. Kuroda is currently working out in Los Angeles. He does not have any immediate plans for returning to Japan. He will most likely make an announcement through his management company, Yoshimoto Creative Agency.
"I'm happy, not so much because we added another peice, but because he is coming back. Having a top-level player that might be able to provide us with mental strength is big. The younger players can pick up a thing or two from him," said owner Hajime Matsuda.
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[UPDATE @ 1:42pm]
The Hiroshima Carp posted an announcement that they were going to sign Kuroda to a contract for the 2015 season.
Source: official announcement