Hiroki Kuroda

SP / N.Y. Yankees Yankees / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

      Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to return to Japan

      Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will return to pitch in Japan next season, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. A Hiroshima newspaper was the first to have the report. The 39-year-old Kuroda spent seven seasons in the United States. He posted a career 3.45 ERA over 1319 innings. After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Dodgers, Kuroda joined the Yankees. He remained with the organization for three seasons, but made sure his contract went year-to-year so that he could return to Japan when ready. Kuroda plans to continue his baseball career in Japan, and will pitch for the Hiroshima Carp next year.

    • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

      Report: Yankees have yet to be informed of Hiroki Kuroda's plans

      The Yankees have yet to be informed of pitcher Hiroki Kuroda's plans for next year, according to the New York Times. A Hiroshima newspaper reported Kuroda will return to Japan next season, ending a seven-year run in the United States. The 39-year-old posted a 3.71 ERA over 199 innings with New York last season. Kuroda had signed one-year deals the past couple of offseasons so that he could return to Japan when ready.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Report: RHP Hiroki Kuroda heading back to Japan

      Veteran right-hander Hiroki Kuroda is heading back to Japan, thereby ending his career with the Yankees, per various reports. Kuroda, who will be 40 years old in February, pitched seven seasons in the major leagues, including the last three in the Big Apple. He finished 2014 with an 11-9 record and 3.71 ERA.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Yankees unsure if Hiroki Kuroda will return next season

      Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters at the winter meetings he hasn't spoken with Hiroki Kuroda's agent recently, and is unsure if he'll return to the Yankees next season, per the Star-Ledger. Kuroda, 39, is undecided about his playing future. He has been with the Yankees since 2012, and posted a 3.44 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 620 innings of work.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Yankees GM would be shocked if Hiroki Kuroda retires

      Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters Monday he would be surprised if veteran pitcher Hiroki Kuroda retires. He expects Kuroda will pitch in the majors or Japan in 2015. The 39-year-old Kuroda has spent the last seven seasons pitching for the Dodgers and Yankees. He has been with New York since 2012, but he is a free agent.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Report: Yankees RHP Hiroki Kuroda mulling three options

      Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda is undecided about his future, according to Fox Sports. Kuroda, who will be 40 when the 2015 regular season begins, is considering retirement. Kuroda might also come back for one more season or return to Japan to pitch. He showed continued viability as a starter this season with an 11-9 record, 3.71 ERA and just 35 walks in 146 innings.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Hiroki Kuroda fans nine in final start

      Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda struck out nine and went eight innings strong in his final start of the season on Thursday at home against Baltimore. Kuroda allowed home runs to Nick Markakis and Alejandro De Aza in the opening frame before settling down. He permitted two runs on three hits and no walks in a 6-5 victory. Of his 95 pitches, 68 were strikes. Over his final three starts of the season covering 21 2/3 innings, Kuroda allowed five earned runs. He finishes his 2014 campaign 11-9 with a 3.71 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 32 starts (199 innings).

    • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

      Hiroki Kuroda picks up the win Friday

      Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda turned in a strong start Friday against the Blue Jays. Kuroda allowed three runs, two earned, on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and did not issue any walks during the outing. Kuroda got himself in trouble during the first inning. After a leadoff double, Kuroda gave up a two-run blast against Edwin Encarnacion. He would settle in over the next three innings, but allowed another run in the fifth. After a throwing error put a runner on third, Kuroda gave up a run-scoring groundout. Since the run scored due to the error, it was unearned. With the win, Kuroda improved to 11-9. He'll take on the Orioles in his next start.

    • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

      Hiroki Kuroda's strong effort wasted

      Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was in position for his 11th win after allowing one run over seven innings Sunday night, but the bullpen coughed up the lead in a 3-2 loss to Baltimore. Kuroda struck out six, walked none and allowed five hits. Having lowered his ERA to 3.81, Kuroda will take on the Blue Jays at home Friday.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Hiroki Kuroda chased in fourth inning of loss vs. Rays

      Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda took a loss Tuesday, allowing four earned runs on nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Rays. Kuroda (10-9) surrendered a solo home run in the second inning, and the Rays were able to push two more runs across in the third. The starter was removed after a third straight single with one out brought a run home in the fourth inning. Kuroda owns a 3.91 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 125:35 K:BB ratio in 177 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Orioles Sunday.

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