New York Yankees
current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#18 SP | 6'1", 205 lbs. | NY Yankees
Birth Date:February 10, 1975 (39 years old) Place of Birth:Osaka, JPN
Drafted:Signed by LA Dodgers in 2007.
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2012.
Drafted:Signed by LA Dodgers in 2007.
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2012.
|Assets:||Has a wealth of experience for pitching at a high level, and a vast knowledge of the art of pitching. Displays plenty of poise and good control. Doesn't beat himself when on the bump.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have overpowering stuff, so he can at times get hit hard if he isn't pinpoint with his control. Needs to keep the ball in the park better.|
|Career Potential:||Savvy veteran starter.|
Movements & Injuries
|12/07/2013||Re-signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.|
|10/31/2013||Filed for free agency.|
|7/07/2013||Missed 2 games (hip flexor).|
|7/05/2013||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|11/20/2012||Re-signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.|
|10/29/2012||Filed for free agency.|
|1/26/2012||Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.|
|10/30/2011||Declared free agent.|
|11/15/2010||Re-signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.|
|10/15/2009||Added to the NLCS playoff roster.|
|10/07/2009||Did not make the playoff roster.|
|9/30/2009||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|9/06/2009||Missed 18 games (concussion).|
|8/19/2009||Concussion, early September (retroactive to August 16th, 2009).|
|6/01/2009||Missed 51 games (oblique injury).|
|4/10/2009||Oblique injury, early September (retroactive to April 7th, 2009).|
|7/02/2008||Missed 14 games (right shoulder injury).|
|6/19/2008||Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL.|
|6/17/2008||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/16/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a three-year contract.|
|1/26/2012||Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.|
|12/16/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers.|
Hiroki Kuroda gives up four runs to Tigers | 03/12/2014 5:31 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda was pounded for six runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings by the Tigers on Wednesday.
ImpactKuroda'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 fans five in impressive outing | 03/08/2014 10:02 AM
NewsHiroki 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.
ImpactThe 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.
Yankees re-sign Kuroda for one-year, $16M | 12/07/2013 2:16 PM
NewsYankees re-signed RHP Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $16 million contract.
ImpactKuroda 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.
Yankees close to re-signing Hiroki Kuroda | 12/06/2013 9:48 AM
NewsCBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are "getting closer" to a one-year deal with Hiroki Kuroda for about $16 million.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactKuroda 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.
Yankees still working on Hiroki Kuroda | 12/05/2013 3:24 PM
NewsYankees 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.
Daniel Barbarisi on Twitter
ImpactThe 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.
Yanks' one-year offer to Kuroda was for $15M | 12/02/2013 4:19 PM
NewsMarc Carig of New York Newsday confirms that the Yankees offered Hiroki Kuroda a one-year deal worth more than $15 million.
Marc Carig on Twitter
ImpactThe 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.
Yankees make offer to free agent H. Kuroda | 12/02/2013 12:46 PM
NewsAndrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees have made an offer to Hiroki Kuroda.
ESPN New York
ImpactMarchand guesses that it's a one-year deal in the $15-16 million range. Kuorda made $15 million in 2013 while posting a 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 150/43 K/BB ratio across 201 1/3 innings. He was said to be considering a return to Japan or even retirement, but that tune seems to have changed in the past couple of weeks.
Yankees 'more upbeat' about Kuroda returning | 11/24/2013 8:46 AM
NewsJoel Sherman of the New York Post writes that the Yankees "have moved from gloomy early in the offseason to more upbeat that Hiroki Kuroda will return for another year."
New York Post
ImpactKuroda is again pondering whether to return to Japan, but it sounds like the odds that he'll be back with the Yankees are increasing. The right-hander will turn 39 in February and ended the 2013 season with a whimper, so a precipitous drop in his effectiveness is possible. However, Kuroda pitched very well overall for the Bombers for a second straight year, so gambling on him on another one-year deal is probably worth it.
Dodgers not pursuing Hiroki Kuroda | 11/15/2013 8:52 AM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers' preference is to sign a starter to a one- or two-year deal, but Hiroki Kuroda is not under consideration.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactThey'd forfeit their first-round pick if they signed Kuroda, which is something they're not willing to do. The veteran right-hander hasn't made up his mind about what his plans are for next season, but he seems likely to either re-sign with the Yankees or return to Japan.
Kuroda turns down qualifying offer from Yanks | 11/11/2013 5:17 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda has turned down the Yankees' qualifying offer.
Mark Feinsand on Twitter
ImpactKuroda made $15 million in 2013, so it was an expected decision after he posted a quality 3.31 ERA in 32 starts. The veteran right-hander hasn't made up his mind on his future and a return to Japan is a possibility.
Cashman still doesn't know Kuroda's plans | 11/09/2013 2:54 PM
NewsYankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Saturday that he's still unsure of Hiroki Kuroda's plans for the 2014 season.
Dan Barbarisi on Twitter
ImpactCashman also noted that he hasn't spoken to Kuroda regarding a new contract, outside of their qualifying offer. The 38-year-old right-hander has yet to declare his intentions for the season, but it seems a decent bet that he'll return to the Yankees if he indeed does decide to stay stateside as opposed to returning to Japan.
Yankees hand qualifying offer to H. Kuroda | 11/04/2013 2:17 PM
NewsThe Yankees tendered Hiroki Kuroda a qualifying offer.
Bob Nightengale on Twitter
ImpactIt's for one year and $14.1 million. Kuroda can accept the offer or decline it and be tied to draft pick compensation this winter in free agency. The 38-year-old right-hander posted a superb 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 150/43 K/BB ratio in 201 1/3 innings (32 starts) this season.
Kuroda struggles again, allows 5 ER to Rays | 09/24/2013 11:03 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.
ImpactKuroda's late-season slide continues, as he has now lost six straight decisions to fall to 11-13 on the year. On Tuesday the right-hander was tagged for three first-inning runs, including a leadoff home run by Matt Joyce. He'll have a chance to end the season on a high note Sunday when the Yankees visit the Astros.
Hiroki Kuroda gives up five runs in loss | 09/13/2013 10:37 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda gave up five runs in six-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Red Sox.
ImpactIt didn't look like Kuroda was long for this one after giving up four runs in the first inning, but he settled down and managed to keep the Yankees in the ballgame. However, he was pulled after giving up a leadoff single to Shane Victorino in the seventh inning and Preston Claiborne eventually gave up a go-ahead grand slam to Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Kuroda struck out two and walked two in the loss and owns a 6.69 ERA over his last six starts. He'll look to turn things around next week against the Blue Jays.
Kuroda turns things around against Boston | 09/08/2013 4:30 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda allowed two runs on five hits over six innings on Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox.
ImpactThe Japanese right-hander struck out six and walked two. We didn't see vintage Kuroda today, but this was an encouraging start as a suture of sorts; Kuroda had seen his ERA spike from 2.41 to 2.99 over his last three starts. He went 0-2 in those outings and was blasted for 16 runs in 17 1/3 innings.
Kuroda struggles in third straight versus Sox | 09/03/2013 11:12 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the White Sox on Tuesday.
ImpactKuroda was slightly better than he'd been in his previous two starts, as he struck out seven while allowing seven hits and two walks. He's seen his ERA climb from 2.41 to 2.99 over the three subpar starts. He'll look to stop the bleeding against the rival Red Sox on Sunday.
Kuroda allows 7 R in second straight start | 08/28/2013 10:12 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda allowed seven runs -- five earned -- over five innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
ImpactOne start after being victimized for four home runs, Kuroda allowed five earned runs on nine hits and a walk. It's hard to ignore the recent trend, as Kuroda has a 8.10 ERA and 1.86 WHIP over his last three starts. He's lost all three, falling to 11-10 in the process. He'll try to end the slide Tuesday against the White Sox.
Kuroda blasted for seven runs in loss to Rays | 08/23/2013 10:10 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda was blasted for seven runs over six innings in a loss to the Rays on Friday.
ImpactComing into Friday's action, Kuroda hadn't allowed home run since June 30, but he matched a career-high by giving up four of them on Friday. The seven runs allowed also matched a career-high. The veteran right-hander has allowed 10 earned runs in 11 innings over his last two starts, increasing his ERA from 2.33 to 2.71. The Yankees and fantasy owners will have to hope for a return to form next week against the Blue Jays.
Kuroda allows five runs in loss to Red Sox | 08/17/2013 7:41 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda let in five runs -- three earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.
ImpactKuroda surrendered 11 hits -- a career-high -- in what was probably his ugliest outing since joining the Yankees. He'll look to bounce back next week against Toronto.
Hiroki Kuroda shuts out Angels for eight | 08/12/2013 10:02 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda blanked the Angels for eight innings on Monday to improve to 11-7 this season.
ImpactKuroda struck out seven. It's the fifth time in seven starts and the ninth time overall this season that he's gone without allowing a run. He hasn't given up a homer since surrendering three against the Orioles on June 30.
Kuroda takes seventh loss against White Sox | 08/06/2013 11:58 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda allowed three runs over seven innings in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
ImpactBy his standards it was a subpar start for the 38-year-old. Kuroda gave up nine hits, the highest total he's allowed all year, while walking one and striking out four. It was Kuroda's first loss since June, and despite his 2.45 ERA he's now 10-7 on the year. He'll look to get back in the win column Monday against the Angels.
Kuroda fires 7 shutout innings in no-decision | 08/01/2013 1:21 AM
NewsHiroki Kuroda fired seven shutout innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
ImpactHe struck out eight, scattered five hits and walked one. The gem capped a spectacular month in which the veteran right-hander allowed just two runs in 33 innings over five starts. Kuroda, 10-6, ranks second in the AL behind Felix Hernandez with a 2.38 ERA. He's also fourth in the AL with a 1.03 WHIP.
Kuroda spins seven scoreless frames in win | 07/25/2013 5:21 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda spun seven scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Rangers on Thursday.
ImpactKuroda held the Rangers to just six hits (all of them singles) and one walk while striking out three. The veteran right-hander allowed just two runs in 26 innings over four starts this month and currently ranks second in the AL behind Felix Hernandez with a 2.51 ERA. He'll look to keep rolling next week against the red-hot Dodgers.
Kuroda goes seven strong in win over Boston | 07/20/2013 8:02 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda held the Red Sox to two runs over seven innings Saturday in the Yankees' 5-2 win.
ImpactKuorda didn't allow those runs until the bottom of the seventh and struck out four batters while issuing only one walk. He has a 0.95 ERA over his last 19 frames and a 2.65 ERA on the season. The right-hander has always been good, but he's having a true breakout summer at the age of 38. The Rangers are up next.
Hiroki Kuroda takes over AL ERA lead in win | 07/13/2013 12:05 AM
NewsHiroki Kuroda tossed five scoreless innings in Friday's 2-0 win over the Twins.
ImpactKuroda made it through four innings before a 73-minute rain delay. However, he was surprisingly brought back for the fifth in order to qualify for the win. The veteran right-hander gave up six hits and two walks while striking out five and now leads the American League with a 2.65 ERA. Somehow that's not good enough to be an All-Star.
Hiroki Kuroda brilliant but gets no-decision | 07/07/2013 4:16 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda held the Orioles scoreless on just three hits and a walk over seven innings in Sunday's loss.
ImpactHe struck out four. Unfortunately for Kuroda's fantasy owners, they lost out on a win after Mariano Rivera suffered a rare blown save. Kuroda was pulled after throwing just 88 pitches, as the Yankees likely wanted to take it easy on him in his first start back from a sore hip flexor. Kuroda's final start before the All-Star break will come at home against the Twins.
Hiroki Kuroda (hip) cleared to start Sunday | 07/06/2013 11:14 AM
NewsHiroki Kuroda will start Sunday against the Orioles.
Bryan Hoch on Twitter
ImpactKuroda was scratched from his start Friday with a hip flexor injury, but was cleared to return after making it through a bullpen session without any issues. Phil Hughes will pitch on six days rest and be pushed back to Monday.
Kuroda uncertain for Friday due to leg issue | 07/02/2013 10:23 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda's status for Friday's start against the Orioles is up in the air due to a leg issue.
David Waldstein on Twitter
ImpactKuroda flew back to New York to get checked out, and that's all that's known at the moment. The Yankees could provide an update on his status later Tuesday or Wednesday. Ivan Nova threw a bullpen session Tuesday and would start in Kuroda's place Friday if need be.
Kuroda allows four runs on Sunday night | 06/30/2013 11:30 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda was charged with four runs on seven hits over six innings in his start on Sunday night against the Orioles.
ImpactKuroda gave up three home runs, but continues to be the victim of poor run support. Despite the loss, he didn't allow any walks and had seven strikeouts. Kuroda will take a 2.95 ERA and 1.06 WHIP into his next start.
Kuroda strong in no-decision against Rangers | 06/25/2013 10:55 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda allowed three runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings of a no-decision against the Rangers on Tuesday.
ImpactThe ball was flying out of Yankee Stadium on Tuesday as the teams combined for six home runs, two served up by Kuroda. Still, he held the Rangers to five hits and a walk in his 6 2/3 innings while striking out six. He'll look for a better fate Sunday when he faces the Orioles in Baltimore.
Hiroku Kuroda picks up win over Dodgers | 06/19/2013 5:06 PM
NewsFacing his old team for the first time, Hiroki Kuroda outdueled Hyun-Jin Ryu with 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball as the Yankees beat the Dodgers 6-4 in the first game of a doubleheader.
ImpactThe Yankees were up 3-0 when Ryu left after six before Kuroda gave up both of his runs in the seventh. Fortunately, the Yankees were able to build on from there, and the two-run home run that Preston Claiborne gave up to Hanley Ramirez in the eighth didn't cost Kuroda the win. It was his first since May 17. The Yankees had scored a total of seven runs in his previous five starts.
Hiroki Kuroda terrific in no-decision | 06/13/2013 9:25 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda held the Athletics to two runs on just two hits and two walks over eight innings in Thursday's extra innings loss.
ImpactHe struck out three. Kuroda certainly deserved his seventh win of the season, but the Yankees were unable to score after Robinson Cano's first-inning blast. The veteran right-hander will carry a splendid 2.78 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into next week's start at home against the Dodgers.
Kuroda allows three runs before rain delay | 06/02/2013 11:55 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda gave up three runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in his start on Sunday night against the Red Sox.
ImpactKuroda managed five strikeouts, but struggled after opening the game with three scoreless frames. He allowed home runs to Jose Iglesias and David Ortiz and was pulled in the sixth inning following a rain delay. Kuroda now has a 2.59 ERA through his first 12 starts.
Kuroda goes 7 shutout innings in no-decision | 05/28/2013 11:59 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda shut out the Mets for seven innings but took a no-decision in the Yankees' loss on Tuesday.
ImpactKuroda did his part, holding the cross-town rivals to just four hits over seven innings. The right-hander also struck out seven batters, and he lowered his ERA and WHIP to 2.39 and 1.00, respectively, in the outing. Unfortunately he failed to pick up his seventh win due to a rare blown save by Mariano Rivera. He'll look for a better fate against another rival, the Red Sox, in his next turn on Sunday.
Kuroda (calf) expected to make his next start | 05/22/2013 10:23 PM
NewsYankees manager Joe Girardi said he would be "shocked" if Hiroki Kuroda (calf) was unable to make his next start.
Bryan Hoch on Twitter
ImpactKuroda's calf tightened up on him an inning after he was hit with a comebacker Wednesday, forcing him to leave the game. But he'll be fine. The right-hander is scheduled to face the Mets early next week.
Hiroki Kuroda leaves start with bruised calf | 05/22/2013 9:06 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda left Wednesday's start against the Orioles in the third inning with a bruised right calf.
Roch Kubatko on Twitter
ImpactKuroda was hit on the calf by a comebacker in the previous inning, and it evidently tightened up on him. All things considered, it's good news for the Yankees, though it remains to be seen if Kuroda will be ready for his next start. He was charged with five runs on eight hits over two frames before exiting.
Hiroki Kuroda leaves with apparent injury | 05/22/2013 8:27 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda left Wednesday's start against the Orioles in the third inning with an apparent injury.
Bryan Hoch on Twitter
ImpactKuroda was hit on the calf by a comeback in the previous inning, but some are speculating that his back might be the issue. The Yankees will provide an update on his status soon. It would be yet another big injury blow to the Bombers if Kuroda has to miss significant time.
Kuroda tosses eight scoreless frames in win | 05/17/2013 9:54 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda was dominant Friday night against the Blue Jays, giving up two hits over eight shutout innings as part of a 5-0 victory.
ImpactContinued excellent from Kuroda, who issued one walk while striking out five. The veteran right-hander has delivered quality starts in each of his last seven outings and now has a 1.99 ERA for the year. He's quietly one of the best pitchers in the American League.
NYY's Hiroki Kuroda mowing down hitters | 05/16/2013 11:18 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda has not allowed more than three earned runs in a start this season.
ImpactSince surrendering five earned runs over 6 2/3 innings in his first two starts, Kuroda is 4-1 with a 1.64 ERA, a .541 OPS against and a 27/8 K/BB rate over six starts and 44 innings. Kuroda is earning every penny of his $15 million salary and remains a must-start pitcher in all fantasy formats.
Kuroda gets fourth win as Yanks down Astros | 04/30/2013 11:46 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda tossed seven scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the Astros 7-4 on Tuesday.
ImpactKuroda was shaky early but settled down nicely to get through seven frames. The Astros aren't the toughest lineup he'll have to face this year, but it's still a good showing for the right-hander. Kuroda now owns a 2.25 ERA and 1.06 WHIP to go with his four wins. He's on schedule to start again Tuesday in Colorado and is a must-start right now in all standard formats.
Kuroda gives up one run in no-decision | 04/20/2013 6:02 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda allowed just one run in seven-plus innings Saturday against the Blue Jays, but was handed a no-decision.
ImpactKuroda gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out a season-high seven. The veteran right-hander had his scoreless streak end at 20 2/3 innings after David Robertson allowed an inherited runner to score in bottom of the eighth. Robertson then gave up two more runs to cost him a chance at the victory. Kuroda owns a 2.35 ERA and 19/6 K/BB ratio in 23 innings through four starts and has been rock-solid since joining the Yankees last season. He'll face the Blue Jays back in New York next Thursday.
Hiroki Kuroda throws complete game shutout | 04/14/2013 10:55 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda threw a complete game shutout in Sunday night's win over the Orioles.
ImpactKuroda held the Orioles to just five hits and didn't allow any walks. He pounded the strike zone all night and managed to shut down one of the league's better hitting lineups. The Yankees had no problems letting Kuroda throw 113 pitches, so he's clearly over his injury concerns. He punched out Chris Davis to end the game and finished with five strikeouts.
Kuroda allows three runs in win over Indians | 04/08/2013 8:06 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a win over the Indians.
ImpactKuroda allowed all three runs in a 34-pitch first inning, but he managed to hold the Indians off the board the rest of the way. All told, he gave up five hits and four walks while notching six strikeouts. We think he'll be more effective as his bruised finger continues to heal. He'll make his next start against the Orioles on Saturday.
Kuroda (finger) not cleared for start yet | 04/04/2013 10:24 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda (finger) won't be cleared to make his next start until he tries to throw a bullpen session Friday.
ESPN New York
ImpactAn earlier report said that he had already been cleared, but evidently that's not the case, as he said he doesn't feel "normal" and there's a "little discomfort" in his bruised right middle finger. Ultimately, he'll probably be OK to take the ball on April 8, but if it turns out that he isn't, the Yankees could give Adam Warren a spot start or possibly call up Chien-Ming Wang or Vidal Nuno from the minors.
Kuroda (finger) cleared to make next start | 04/04/2013 3:56 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda (finger) has been cleared to make his next scheduled start against the Indians.
Bryan Hoch on Twitter
ImpactKuroda made an early exit from his Wednesday debut after taking a line drive off his right hand. He was diagnosed with a bruised middle finger. X-rays were clean.
X-rays on Kuroda's fingers come back clean | 04/03/2013 10:54 PM
NewsX-rays on Hiroki Kuroda's right middle finger have come back clean and he is listed as day-to-day.
Daniel Barbarisi on Twitter
ImpactKuroda had to leave Wednesday's start after a line drive deflected off his pitching hand and into center field. His exit was precautionary, though, and he should be fine for his next outing.
Kuroda has bruised finger, will undergo X-ray | 04/03/2013 8:30 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda has been diagnosed with a bruised right middle finger and will undergo an X-ray.
Bryan Hoch on Twitter
ImpactIt's an expected diagnosis, as we won't know anything for sure until the results of the X-ray are in. Kuroda had to leave Wednesday's start after a line drive deflected off his pitching hand and into center field.
Kuroda exits start after liner hits fingers | 04/03/2013 7:54 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda left Wednesday's start in the second inning after a line drive hit his pitching hand.
Bryan Hoch on Twitter
ImpactKuroda tried to barehand a liner up the middle, but, predictably, the ball just grazed off his pitching hand. He stayed in the game initially but eventually left after walking and then hitting a batter. It was a cold night at Yankee Stadium, and Kuroda understandably was probably struggling for a feel of his pitches. He'll probably be OK, but the Yankees should update his status soon. Kuroda was charged with two runs on four hits and a walk over 1 1/3 innings.
Hiroki Kuroda goes six scoreless | 03/28/2013 4:09 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings versus the Pirates on Thursday.
ImpactKuroda struck out five and walked none. One of the Grapefruit League's strongest pitchers this spring, he'll head into the regular season with a 1.53 ERA and a 15/2 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings. That doesn't even count his strong showing in an exhibition against the Dominican Republic's lineup of All-Stars three weeks back.
Hiroki Kuroda strikes out six Cardinals | 03/11/2013 4:11 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda fanned six in four scoreless innings Monday in the Yankees' 4-0 shutout of the Cardinals.
ImpactKuroda has been really sharp his last two times out, first in quieting the Dominican Republic's lineup of All-Stars and today in shutting down the Cardinals' 'B' team. It's a good thing for the other semifinalists that he won't be pitching for Japan next week.
Hiroki Kuroda goes three scoreless | 03/06/2013 5:44 PM
NewsHiroki Kuroda quieted the Dominican Republic's bats for three innings Wednesday, striking out four.
ImpactKuroda was shaky against the Phillies his first time out, but he seemed to be in regular-season form today. Apart from the three scoreless innings against Kuroda, the Dominican Republic has scored 23 runs in 15 innings the last two days.
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|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||9.0||vs. Bal||Apr 14||9.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||8||2 times-last:at LA||last:Jul 31||11|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Innings Pitched||219.2||2012 (NYA)|
|Games Started||33||2012 (NYA)|
|Completed Games||3||2012 (NYA)|
|Shutouts||2||2 times-last: 2012 (NYA)|
|Hits Allowed||205||2012 (NYA)|
|Runs Allowed||87||2010 (LA)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||81||2012 (NYA)|
|Home Runs Allowed||25||2012 (NYA)|
|Earned Run Average||3.07||2011 (LA)|