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Hiroki Kuroda Headed Back to Japan

Hiroki Kuroda made his decision and will head back to Japan to pitch for 2015. He will be pitching for his first professional team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, on a one year deal worth around $3.3 million. He pitched for the Toyo Carp from 1997-2007 until signing with the Dodgers.

Kuroda will turn 40 in February and has no doubt been the most reliable/durable starter for the Yanks as of late. Last season he went 11-9 and a 3.71 ERA in 32 starts. He will finish his 7 year MLB career at 79-79 with a 3.45 ERA and 986 strikeouts in 1,319 innings pitched.

The Yankees rotation going into camp consists of Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Chris Capuano, Nathan Eovaldi and eventually Ivan Nova when he comes back from Tommy John.

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