Hiroki Kuroda Signs With New York Yankees, Ending His Tenure With The Dodgers

Hiroki Kuroda spent the last four years pitching with the Los Angeles Dodgers, although his time in L.A. appears to be over, if multiple reports are correct. According to various media outlets in New York, the Yankees have signed the soon-to-be 37-year old starting pitcher to a one-year deal.

It was unlikely that the Dodgers would be able to re-sign Kuroda given his price tag, but some were still holding out hope with the veteran pitcher yet to sign. In his four seasons with Los Angeles, Kuroda compiled an unlucky record of 41-46 with an ERA of 3.45. He featured a strong strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.21 and was worth 12.2 WAR, which measures how valuable a player truly is. Kuroda seemingly never got much run support while on the mound and was subject of many trade rumors over the past year.

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