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Yankees Sign Hiroki Kuroda: A Busy Night in the Bronx

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First, Jesus Montero gets shipped out of town for Michael Pineda, and now Brian Cashman finally gets the Japanese pitcher he has lusted after for almost a year.

While Hiroki Kuroda is no spring chicken—the righty turns 37 next month—the Yankees have signed him to a one-year deal for between $10 and $11 million, pending a physical.

Kuroda has only pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers over his four-year major league career, but the veteran has the ability to pitch in the AL East, arguably baseball's toughest division.

With the Dodgers, an average season for Kuroda has been 10-12 with a 3.45 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 155 strikeouts in 177 innings pitched. He also has a 48.6 percent ground-ball rate, something ...

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