Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hiroki Kuroda will stay in New York, agreeing to a one-year deal, CBSSports.com Insider Jon Heyman confirms.
The deal is worth $15 million. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports it also includes less than $1 million in incentives.
Kuroda, 37, was 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA last season in his first year with the Yankees. In five big-league seasons with the Yankees and Dodgers, he’s 57-57 with a 3.42 ERA.
This is probably the most crucial move the Yankees could have made while maintaining their goal of a $189M payroll in 2014. Hopefully this spurs Andy Pettitte into deciding to come back as well.
CAIRO isn’t expecting a repeat of 2012, but it still sees him being worth more than four wins in 2013 and that’s probably worth $20-25M.
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