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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda tossed a strong start Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Kuroda allowed one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out eight and did not issue any walks. Kuroda was excellent to begin the game, tossing five scoreless frames. He gave up his only run in the sixth. After hitting Jemile Weeks with a pitch, Kuroda gave up an RBI double to Brock Holt. He was able to escape the inning without giving up any additional runs. Kuroda went on to pitch a scoreless seventh, but was pulled to start the eighth.
With the win, Kuroda improved to 10-8. He’ll take on the Rays in his next start.
Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was at the top of his game Thursday against the Tigers, but did not get much help as he was forced to settle for a no-decision in a 3-2 loss.
Kuroda limited the Tigers to two runs over seven strong innings of work, but had to settle for a no-decision as the offense failed to back him up. He scattered four hits and a walk over his seven innings of work, while striking out four batters in the no-decision.
Kuroda is just 2-2 over his last six starts, despite allowing three or fewer earned runs in each start. He carried a 3.88 ERA and 9-8 record into his next start, set for Wednesday against the Red Sox.
The steady production of Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda continued Saturday against the White Sox.
Kuroda managed his sixth quality start in the last eight outings by holding Chicago to just two runs on five hits in six innings. He walked two and fanned six.
It didn't look pretty in the first two innings when Kuroda gave up three doubles, including one to Aramis Ramirez that drove in the first run of the game. But Kuroda settled down to retire 10 of the next 12 batters he faced.
Kuroda is set to start again Thursday in Detroit.
Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda put together a quality start Sunday against the Rays, improving to 8-8 on the season. The right-hander permitted two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out one over 6 2/3 innings of a 4-2 victory.
Kuroda has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last three starts. He owns a 3.97 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 25 starts (154 innings). His next start will come Saturday against the White Sox.
The Yankees will skip Hiroki Kuroda's next turn in the rotatio in order to give the pitcher some extra rest.
In the wake of Tuesday's postponement, the team announced that Michael Pineda would remain Wednesday's scheduled starter, with Brandon McCarthy due to pitch Friday, Shane Greene set for Saturday and Chris Capuano, who drew the start Monday, getting the call Sunday.
Control problems plagued Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda during a 4-1 loss Sunday against the Indians. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits and a season-high four walks, while striking out three in 4 2/3 innings.
Kuroda (7-8) fell behind early as Michael Brantley had a one-out RBI single in the first inning. Brantley came back with a sac fly in the third inning to give Cleveland a 2-0 lead.
Kuroda was then chased from the game when he issued a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning. Kuroda issued his first bases-loaded walk since he was a major league rookie in 2008, according to STATS.
Coming into Sunday, Kuroda had issued more than two walks just twice in 23 starts. He is winless over his last three starts. He will be back on the hill Saturday at Tampa Bay.
Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda didn't factor in the decision Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits in seven innings and striking out five in his team's 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Tigers.
Kuroda gave up a run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning but took a 3-1 lead into the sixth, when he surrendered a solo home run. The starter gave up another run one inning later to tie the game. Kuroda owns a 3.97 ERA and 98:27 K:BB ratio in 142 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Indians Sunday.
Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda took a loss Wednesday, surrendering three earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Rangers.
Kuroda (7-7) gave up all three runs on five hits in the bottom of the first inning and settled down for the remainder of the start, but his offense couldn't overcome the deficit. He owns a 3.98 ERA and 93:27 K:BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings. Kuroda is scheduled to face the Tigers Tuesday.
Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda turned in a below-average start Friday against the Blue Jays.
Kuroda allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one during the outing. Home runs proved to be a big problem for Kuroda. After putting the first two batters on to begin the game, Kuroda fell behind to Jose Bautista. On a 3-0 pitch, he gave up a three-run homer. Bautista struck again in the third inning, hitting a solo shot.
The Yankees scored early and often, which actually gave Kuroda the win. He improved to 7-6 on the year. His next start will come against the Rangers.
Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was unable to factor into the decision Sunday afternoon at home against the Reds. The right-hander was terrific and allowed only one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 victory.
Over his last two starts covering 13 2/3 innings, Kuroda has allowed only two earned runs. He owns a 3.88 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 20 starts (123 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against Toronto.
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