Hiroki Kuroda RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yankees' Robertson likely to get qualifying offer, Kuroda iffy to get one

    CBS Sports "The Yankees appear to be leaning strongly toward extending the $15.3-million qualifying offer to star closer David Robertson, and while they haven't made the ultimate call on veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda, they don't seem especially likely to make him the same offer. The Yankees very much want..." November 03

  • ‘Sharp’ or not, Kuroda delivers in opener

    New York Post "Yankees starter and winning pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and his catcher, Brian McCann, were on the same page Monday in the home opener. Pretty much, anyway. “I didn’t feel particularly sharp today,” Kuroda said. “I thought he was sharp,” McCann said. “With the help of the catcher and the..." April 08

  • Kuroda agrees to one-year, $16 million deal

    MLB.com "The Yankees have reportedly finalized an agreement with starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, securing him with a one-year contract and his same bonus package as the 2013 season. According to the New York Post's Joel Sherman, Kuroda will sign a one-year, $16 million deal with a $250,000 bonus for..." December 07

  • Cashman hoping to bring Kuroda back

    New York Post "Brian McCann was welcomed to The Bronx Thursday and Jacoby Ellsbury is up next. The Yankees are engaged with Robinson Cano and Shin-Soo Choo. Yet, the elephant in the room — starting pitching — isn’t being ignored, because after CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova there are three rotation spots..." December 06

  • Yanks make offer to Hiroki Kuroda

    ESPN "The Yankees have extended an offer to starter Hiroki Kuroda in an attempt to entice the right-hander to pitch one more season in the Bronx instead of retiring or returning to Japan to play, a source with knowledge of the discussions told ESPNNewYork.com. The exact figure of the one-year offer..." December 02

  • Yankees growing confident SP Kuroda will return

    SB Nation "Kuroda would likely be looking for a one-year deal if he comes back as he has publicly stated he wants to pitch in Japan again before retirement. The Yankees are growing more confident that starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will play one more season in the MLB, reports Joel Sherman of the New York..." November 24

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Hiroki Kuroda has rejected the Yankees' qualifying offer.

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    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi

    Yank Gm Brian Cashman says he still doesn't know what kuroda will do, hasn't had talks on negotiating a deal outside the qualifying offer

  • Yankees Make Qualifying Offers To Cano, Granderson, Kuroda

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees made qualifying offers to Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, and Hiroki Kuroda, according to a team press release. As the top free agent on the market, making the $14.1MM qualifying offer to Cano was a no-brainer and ensures the Yankees will at least receive a draft pick if he signs..." November 04

  • Yanks’ Kuroda bruised, battered but should make next start

    New York Post "In a season where seemingly every bump and bruise suffered sends the player to the disabled list, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he is supremely confident Hiroki Kuroda won’t be sidelined by the bruised right calf that forced him out of last night’s game. “I would be shocked if he couldn’t..." May 23

  • Hiroki Kuroda leaves Yankees game with injury, another troubling sign for team

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda was removed midway through the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Orioles. Kuroda appeared to favor his back after giving up a single to first baseman Chris Davis. There was no diagnosis immediately available. Earlier in the night, Kuroda was hit on..." May 22

  • Kuroda, ump exchange words in HR-backed win

    New York Post "Hiroki Kuroda’s solid effort was complete one out earlier than he wanted, and as he walked off the mound plate umpire Laz Diaz said something to him. The Yankees’ right-hander uncharacteristically talked back to the plate umpire generally regarded as among the worst in baseball and raised his..." May 13

  • Yankees, Kuroda hold off horrible Houston 7-4

    New York Post "A four-game winning streak had been snapped by a loss to the Astros Monday, when the AL West’s new punching bag shelled Andy Pettitte. Last night, the Yankees turned to Hiroki Kuroda to help restore order to the universe. Kuroda did the job. The right-hander blanked Houston for seven innings..." May 01

  • Yankees get gutty start from Kuroda in 5-3 win over Jays

    Newark Star-Ledger "From the first pitch, Hiroki Kuroda didn’t look right. His command and accuracy weren’t there. Nor was his sinker, or the quickness dealing with hitters. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he didn’t think Kuroda threw a good slider until the end of the third inning. For the first two frames..." April 26

  • Yankees top Orioles, 3-0, on Hiroki Kuroda five-hitter

    Newark Star-Ledger "At the outset of Sunday night’s game, Francisco Cervelli had a realization: Hiroki Kuroda’s sinker would be his workhorse pitch. Once Cervelli saw how well it was moving, he rode it as much as he could. "I say, ‘I gotta take advantage,’" Cervelli said. "Keep calling, keep calling and that’s..." April 15

  • Kuroda not fingering bruise for shaky start

    New York Post "Hiroki Kuroda was hardly his sharpest yesterday, but the Yankees right-hander refused to blame his bruised right finger. “When I was on the mound, I never thought about it,” Kuroda said through a translator after picking up his first victory of the season in an 11-6 win over the Indians at..." April 09

  • Kuroda not 100 percent

    New York Post "Hiroki Kuroda’s right middle finger isn’t completely healed, and he doesn’t know if it will affect his pitching today. “I would be lying if I said it wasn’t bothering me,’’ said Kuroda, slated to start this afternoon against the Indians in Cleveland. “At the same time, I have to deal with..." April 08

  • Hiroki Kuroda questionable

    Bergen Record "Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (finger) said he hopes to make his next scheduled start Tuesday at Cleveland, but won’t know if he can until he throws in a bullpen session today. Kuroda injured his middle finger while trying to catch a line drive with his pitching hand Wednesday night...." April 05

  • Kuroda’s next start in doubt

    New York Post "Hiroki Kuroda is hardly a guarantee to make his next scheduled start on Monday and the right-hander will face a significant test Friday when he attempts to throw a bullpen session in Detroit. Kuroda didn’t do his usual throwing Thursday after suffering a contusion on his right middle finger..." April 05

  • After bullpen, Yankees expect Kuroda to make next start

    New York Post "The Yankees were encouraged by Hiroki Kuroda’s bullpen session Friday, and expect him to make his next start on Monday against the Indians. “I anticipate he will. Let's see how he comes out of it tomorrow,” pitching coach Larry Rothschild said after watching Kuroda throw. The Yankees No. 2..." April 05

  • Kuroda receiving treatment, hopes to make next start

    MLB.com "Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda said that his bruised right middle finger is giving him some discomfort, one day after he was struck by a line drive, but he still hopes to make his next start. Kuroda has been receiving ice, tape and laser treatment since he made contact with Shane..." April 04

  • Yankees’ Hiroki Kuroda leaves game with injury to pitching hand

    Bombers Beat "Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda was forced to leave Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox with an apparent injury to his pitching hand. Kuroda reached up and made contact with Shane Victorino’s hard line drive to open the second inning, which glanced off the hurler’s hand and landed in center..." April 03

  • Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda out to be better in 2013

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees’ No. 2 starter is 38 years old — the oldest No. 2 guy in baseball — which is concerning even before you consider the fact that their No. 3 starter will be 41 in June. He is also coming off a season in which he threw 219⅔ innings, more than able-bodied studs like Jered Weaver and..." March 01

  • Ichiro takes Hiroki deep in BP

    New York Post "During live spring-training batting practice, it’s rare for hitters to get the bat on the ball. The drill should be renamed pitching practice, because they dominate. Yet, there was Ichiro Suzuki crushing a pitch from Hiroki Kuroda halfway into the right-field bleachers yesterday at George M...." February 22

  • Kuroda: 'Good decision' returning to Yankees

    MLB.com "Hiroki Kuroda exceeded the expectations of many in his first season with the Yankees, and as much as he enjoyed the experience, it was not an easy decision for the right-hander to return. Because his family makes their home in Los Angeles, where he spent the first four seasons of his Major..." February 19

  • Red Sox 'Made a Really Strong Push' to Sign Hiroki Kuroda Before Yankees Inked Hurler to New Deal

    NESN "Hiroki Kuroda put together a nice season for the Yankees in 2012, and that was apparently enough to pique the Red Sox' interest. According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, the Red Sox "made a really strong push" to sign Kuroda before the Yankees inked the veteran right-hander to a one-year deal worth a..." November 21

  • Kuroda coming back to Yankees for $15 million

    New York Post "With dependable Hiroki Kuroda returning for the 2013 season, it appears the Yankees' rotation has a solid chance to look exactly like it did last season. Kuroda and the club agreed Tuesday to a one-year deal for $15 million and $500,000 worth of incentives. The deal is a win for each side...." November 21

  • Yankees sign Hiroki Kuroda to one-year contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees can breathe a little easier going into Thanksgiving knowing that they have come to terms with right-hander Hiroki Kuroda on a one-year contract. It was general manager Brian Cashman's first order of business in what will be a busy off-season. "We'd like to get things done as quickly..." November 21

  • Yankees re-sign Kuroda

    Fox Sports "The New York Yankees took their first step toward restocking their rotation Tuesday, re-signing free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $15 million contract, according to a major-league source. Kuroda, 37, chose to stay with the Yankees rather than return to Japan, where he wants..." November 20

  • Yankees facing Southern California competition for ace pitcher Hiroki Kuroda

    New York Daily News "The Yankees may be facing two-pronged competition from Southern California to retain Hiroki Kuroda, the pitcher who was their ace for much of last season. The Dodgers and Angels are both pursuing Kuroda, and, according to a report on ESPNLos Angeles.com, Kuroda has "told friends that his..." November 18

  • Japan factor could help Yanks keep Kuroda in pinstripes

    New York Post "The Yankees' greatest ally to keeping Hiroki Kuroda might be the righty's desire to play in Japan again while he still is a good pitcher. That is because, The Post has learned, the Yankees are only willing to offer Kuroda a one-year contract at present. Two other teams that seemingly would be..." November 18

  • Dodgers may have an edge for Hiroki Kuroda

    ESPN "There might be a reason why the Los Angeles Angels have reportedly gotten involved in trying to sign free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. Previously, teams have been under the impression that Kuroda would either re-sign with the New York Yankees or return to his native Japan to finish his career...." November 16

  • Pinstripe trio turn down qualifiers

    New York Post "Hiroki Kuroda, Rafael Soriano and Nick Swisher all turned down qualifying offers yesterday, a result the Yankees were prepared for. "I'm not surprised whatsoever," general manager Brian Cashman said of the players' decisions before leaving the General Manager's meetings in Indian Wells, Calif...." November 10

  • All nine players turn down qualifying offers

    MLB.com "A total of nine players headed toward free agency were given qualifying offers to stay with their old clubs on Monday. All officially declined the offers, with eight heading to free agency after Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline passed. While David Ortiz decided to re-up with the Red Sox, the other..." November 09

  • Dodgers might want a reunion with Hiroki Kuroda

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees are expected to attempt to re-sign starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda this offseason and should have ample funds to get the contract done. But they're going to have some competition. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes in this week's Sunday notes column that Kuroda "may be the..." November 04

  • Yankees make qualifying offers to Soriano, Kuroda, Swisher

    New York Post "The Yankees made qualifying offers to Rafael Soriano, Hiroki Kuroda and Nick Swisher Friday, meaning if any of them wind up signing with another team, the Yankees will receive a draft pick. They will have until Nov. 9 to accept. Swisher is almost certain to pass on the deal, worth $13.3 million..." November 02

  • Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda delivers on short rest as offense wastes dazzling outing

    Newark Star-Ledger "Hiroki Kuroda waited, along with the 47,082 fans surrounding him at Yankee Stadium, for a breakthrough that never came. This Yankees team has relied in these playoffs upon superlative starting pitching and nearly-miraculous hitting. Sunday, only one half of that equation appeared. "I tried..." October 15

  • Bombers' bats fail to back up Kuroda's gem

    New York Post "Hiroki Kuroda has only been a Yankee for one season, but he's already become accustomed to late-game drama. So even though he left yesterday's 3-0 ALCS Game 2 loss down by a run and quickly saw the deficit balloon to three runs, he still held out hope. "I tried to stay patient, hoping..." October 15

  • Yankees opt for Hiroki Kuroda on short rest to take the ball for Game 2

    New York Daily News "There's a first time for everything, especially in October. Hiroki Kuroda has never pitched on three days' rest in his career, but the veteran righty has been tabbed by Joe Girardi to do so Sunday in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Tigers. Girardi also named Phil Hughes as the Yankees' Game..." October 13

  • Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda will once again `pause' for the moment

    Newark Star-Ledger "You'll see it tonight in the Bronx. After all the fanfare that comes along with a postseason game at the Stadium, all the player introductions and the ceremonial first pitch. After the Yankees take the field, and the national anthem. And after Yankee catcher Russell Martin gives the signals for..." October 10

  • Yankees hoping Hiroki Kuroda can continue his dominance in the Bronx in Game 3 of ALDS vs. Baltimore Orioles

    New York Daily News "There has been no place like home for Hiroki Kuroda this season. And Joe Girardi hopes it remains that way for at least a few more October starts, beginning with Game 3 of the Yanks' AL division series Wednesday night in the Bronx. "He seems to do very well at our ballpark," Girardi said. "He..." October 10

  • There's no place like home for well-rested Kuroda

    MLB.com "Even if he is tiring, Hiroki Kuroda still has Yankee Stadium going for him. The right-hander has thrown the most innings of his Major League career, 219 1/3, entering his start against the Orioles on Wednesday in Game 3 of the American League Division Series. Kuroda will be on six days' rest, a..." October 09

  • Yankees' Kuroda: I've never enjoyed baseball

    New York Post "Hiroki Kuroda is scheduled to start Wednesday night's regular season finale against the Red Sox, potentially the most important game of his brief Yankees career as they try to avoid a matchup in Baltimore for the AL East crown. "My focus is on helping the team win, rather than thinking of it..." October 03

  • Young arm setbacks mean Yanks need Andy, Kuroda

    New York Post "It is the right question to the wrong person. We keep asking Andy Pettitte whether he will pitch in 2013 when we should be inquiring just how much the Yankees will beg him to do so. Of all the injuries and issues that have beset the 2012 Yankees, nothing has been more damaging — short-term and,..." September 19

  • Hiroki Kuroda replacing CC Sabathia as Yankees' ace pitcher seems like real possibility

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi laughed off the question posed to him after Sunday's game about whether he might be ready to consider starting Hiroki Kuroda rather than CC Sabathia in Game 1 of a playoff series. The manager's reaction was understandable, considering the Yankees are in a see-saw battle with the..." September 18

  • Hiroki's arm, Ichiro's bat belt Boston

    New York Post "The Red Sox seem determined to remain irrelevant in the AL East race this season, and the Yankees helped them stay that way last night. Behind another masterful performance from Hiroki Kuroda and a pair of home runs from Ichiro Suzuki, the Yankees discarded Boston, 4-1. Kuroda was coming off..." August 20

  • A More Consistent Kuroda

    Rotoworld "The Cardinals' two-year, $26 million free agent agreement with National League MVP candidate Carlos Beltran looks like the steal of the offseason, but Hiroki Kuroda's one-year, $10 million pact with the Yankees can't be too far behind. The Japanese right-hander was a force again Tuesday night..." August 15

  • Hiroki allows two hits in complete-game gem

    New York Post "Hiroki Kuroda first started to notice the Yankee Stadium crowd reacting to his no-hit bid in the fifth inning, and after he finished his 3-0 complete-game, two-hit masterpiece against the Rangers, he delivered a message to the faithful: "I feel bad I let down all the fans that expected a..." August 15

  • Sun sets on Kuroda

    New York Post "Hiroki Kuroda had been nearly perfect this season pitching before the sun went down. And although he was very good again yesterday, he was no match for Felix Hernandez. Kuroda gave up just one run in a 1-0 loss to the Mariners at the Stadium, marking the first run the right-hander had given..." August 05

  • Starter Kuroda rises to Hiro-ic level to blank Blue Jays across 7

    New York Post "Less than 18 hours after CC Sabathia returned from the disabled list to pitch a scoreless outing, Hiroki Kuroda followed the ace with an equally impressive performance. Buoyed by the Yankees' four-run first inning, Kuroda pitched seven shutout innings in a rain-shortened complete game..." July 19