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Yankees add Kuroda to rotation

Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:37 pm
Edited on: January 13, 2012 10:40 pm
Hiroki KurodaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Yankees have rebuilt their rotation in one night, not only trading for Michael Pineda, but also agreeing to a one-year deal with right-hander Hiroki Kuroda worth "around" $10 million,'s Jon Heyman reports.

Yankees' big night

Kuroda, 36, was 13-16 with a 3.07 ERA for the Dodgers last season. In four seasons in Los Angeles, Kuroda was 41-46 with a 3.46 ERA.

Kuroda pitched 202 innings in 32 starts for the Dodgers last season, striking 161 batters and walking 49, as his win-loss record took a major hit by bad run support from his teammates.  At one point he lost 10 of 11 decisions despite putting up a 3.12 ERA and holding opponents to just a .244 batting average.

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Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:49 pm

Yankees add Kuroda to rotation

Surprising move by the Yanks along with the Pineda trade.  All I've been reading is how Kuroda wasn't interested in pitching for the Yankees.  Sure, he had good numbers for LA last year, but that was pitching in the NL in the worst hitting division in baseball.  Don't think this move is going to work out for the Yanks, but that's just me.  

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:48 pm

Yankees add Kuroda to rotation I see #28 on the horizen?

Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:47 pm

Yankees add Kuroda to rotation

yeah 2 starters in one nite good job yanks didnt want to give up montero but its ok hopefully aj is going bye bye Cool

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