Posted December 06, 2013

Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees reportedly close to 1-year, $16M deal

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Hiroki-Kuroda was a reliable starter for the Yankees in 2013. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Hiroki Kuroda was 11-13 with a 3.31 ERA for the Yankees in 2013. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Yankees reportedly are close to re-signing righthander Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth about $16 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Kuroda, 38, was 11-13 with a 3.31 ERA in 201 innings last season for the Yankees. He was paid $15 million in 2013, so he could be looking at a small raise in 2014.

Kuroda reportedly entertained signing with a Southern California team to be close to family or returning to Japan. The Dodgers no longer are an option after signing free-agent closer Brian Wilson on Thursday.

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