Yankees sign Hiroki Kuroda, according to report

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Yankees signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract worth approximately $15 million.

The New York Yankees have re-signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. He reports that the deal is for $15 million, with incentives totaling less than $1 million.

The 37-year-old Japanese right-handed pitcher spent last season with the Yankees after four years with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2012, Kuroda went 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA, 1.165 WHIP and 167 strikeouts in 219.2 innings. Kuroda posted a career-high 5.2 WAR with the Yankees. His 219.2 innings and 167 strikeouts were both career highs as well. In the 2012 postseason, Kuroda was 0-1 in two games, but posted a 2.81 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, and struck out 14 batters in 16.0 innings.

This marks the third straight one-year contract for Kuroda. He signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers prior to the 2011 season and signed a one-year contract with the Yankees prior to the 2012 season.

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