This was on the heels of a trade for top prospects between the Yankees and Mariners.
The Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract with Hiroki Kuroda, pending a physical, tweets Jack Curry of the YES Network (Twitter link). The deal will pay Kuroda $10MM, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney. Kuroda is represented by the Octagon agency.
Kuroda was originally looking for a one-year deal worth $13-$14MM for next season, but recently dropped his asking price and was sending feelers out to the Yankees and Red Sox. Olney reports that Kuroda's salary was an "extra expenditure" approved by ownership, so the club will not have to move a similar salary in order to fit the team's payroll.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Kuroda Joins Pinstripes
Man-O-Live! Yankees sign Kuroda for $10Mil. Why isn't he wearing Blue next season? Via MLB Trade Rumors: