Last year, Hiroki Kuroda tied for the team lead in wins for the Yankees (16) with Phil Hughes. Kuroda’s 3.32 ERA led the Yanks among ERA qualifiers. Since he only signed for one season, he was a free agent.
Today, it was announced that Kuroda will return with the Yanks for 2013. While I am concerned about his age, (38 next spring), it is a big signing. He slots in at #2 behind CC.
He had a good postseason, but as we know from this postseason, good starts by the starters were wasted by a dead Yankees lineup.
While I am worried about the Yanks aging, bringing back Kuroda is a good move, especially since it is only on a one-year deal.
Welcome Back, Kuroda.