New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The New York Yankees will bring back right-hander Hiroki Kuroda with a one-year, $16 million contract, which was a $1 million raise over his salary in 2013.
He had earlier declined a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees.
Kuroda helps to solidify the rotation behind CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova.
Turning 39 in February, Kuroda was 11-13 with a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts for the Yankees last season.
He was 14-10 with a 2.33 ERA in his first 24 starts of the season before going into a mid-August tailspin, which manager Joe Girardi attributed to the wear and tear of pushing him a little too hard.
Kuroda exceeded 200 innings in each of the last three seasons, including a career-high 219 2/3 innings in his first Yankees campaign back in 2012.