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Yankees Get First Glimpse of Their New Workhorse, Hiroki Kuroda

from finding a talented veteran in Hiroki Kuroda, they just found their No. 2 work horse. Aside from CC Sabathia, who finished in the top five in innings pitched last year, the Yankees didn't have another starter racking up 200 innings. A.J. Burnett was the next closest at 190. 

Enter Kuroda with 202 innings last year—and the impressive numbers do not end there. Kuroda posted a 3.07 ERA, 161 Ks, a 1.21 WHIP and a record of 13-16. 

Now, taking him off the atrocious Dodgers and out of the N.L. West, we'll see his numbers change in two ways. His ERA may increase being in a better-hitting division, but he will also have a better defense working behind him. He'll likely give up more homeruns than last year (24), being in a hitter-friendly ...

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