Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 4 Days

Hiroki Kuroda wasn't at his best against the Red Sox on Saturday, but managed to walk away with the victory after allowing four runs on six hits in his 6 1/3 innings of work.

Kuroda walked three and struck out five on the afternoon. He allowed a two-run homer to A.J. Pierzynski in the second inning, then held the Red Sox off the board until Matt Thornton allowed a pair of his inherited runners to score in the seventh. Kuroda, now 2-1 on the season, will carry a 3.86 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 14/4 K/BB ratio into his next outing against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday.

Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 9 Days

Hiroki Kuroda pitched well and got the win in Monday's start against the Orioles, allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Kuroda allowed eight hits, struck out four, and didn't issue any walks. The right-hander now has back-to-back solid starts to begin the regular season. Kuroda may be 39 years old but he doesn't appear to be in any danger of slowing down.

Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 13 Days

Hiroki Kuroda turned in a quality start but took the loss in Wednesday's start against the Astros.

Kuroda allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out five. Dexter Fowler was a pest, leading off the game with a solo home run, then tripling and scoring in the third. The Yankee offense was unable to decipher Jarred Cosart and the Astros' bullpen, leaving Kuroda with an undeserved L.

Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 18 Days

Hiroki Kuroda held the Marlins scoreless over three innings of work in his final spring start on Friday.

Kuroda was spotless, giving up just three hits while striking out four. It's a nice finish to an otherwise troublesome spring for the right-hander. After fading badly down the stretch in 2013, Kuroda will have a lot to prove early on this year.

Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 1 Month

Hiroki Kuroda was pounded for six runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings by the Tigers on Wednesday.

Kuroda's bad day came against a lineup that featured four regulars, none of them named Miguel Cabrera. He looked fine in his previous start and he may have been thrown off today some by a rain delay, so we're not overly concerned.

Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 1 Month

Hiroki Kuroda delivered an impressive performance in Friday's Grapefruit League victory over the Tigers, striking out five in 2 2/3 scoreless innings of work.

The 39-year-old hurler walked one and allowed just one base hit. Already looking like he's in mid-season form, Kuroda has now notched 4 2/3 shutout innings this spring, while posting a tidy 7/0 K/BB ratio. He doesn't quite get the strikeouts of most upper-echelon fantasy starters, but makes for a fine third or fourth option in mixed leagues.

Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 4 Months

Yankees re-signed RHP Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $16 million contract.

Kuroda had debated heading back to Japan, but has opted for another one-year pact with the Bombers instead. The 38-year-old hurler was the most consistent starter in the Yankees rotation last season, posting a 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 150/43 K/BB ratio over 201 1/3 innings. Even with Kuroda in tow however, there is still plenty of work to be done in the Yankees rotation.

Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 4 Months

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are "getting closer" to a one-year deal with Hiroki Kuroda for about $16 million.

Kuroda was either going to re-sign with the Yankees or go back to Japan, and it appears he'll stick around in the Bronx for another year. The right-hander posted a 3.31 ERA and 150/43 K/BB ratio over 201 1/3 innings this past season. Kuroda will turn 39 in February and did really struggle at the end of the season, so it's possible he's at the end of the line. Bringing him back for one year is a worthy gamble, though.

Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 4 Months

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that he's certain Hiroki Kuroda will pitch again in 2014 but isn't sure whether it will be in the states or Japan.

The Yankees want Kuroda back and have offered him more than $15 million on a one-year deal, Marc Carig of New York Newsday reported earlier this week. The veteran right-hander will turn 39 in February but is coming off a season where he held a 3.31 ERA and 150/43 K/BB ratio over 201 1/3 innings.

Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 4 Months

Marc Carig of New York Newsday confirms that the Yankees offered Hiroki Kuroda a one-year deal worth more than $15 million.

The offer was made about one month ago. Meanwhile, the proposed salary is right in line with what was speculated by Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. Kuroda earned $15 million in 2013 while posting a 3.31 ERA and 150/43 K/BB ratio over 201 1/3 innings, so he would be getting a slight raise to return in 2014. The Yankees are aware that Kuroda takes a while to make a decision about his future, as a return to Japan has been discussed in previous years. This winter appears no different.