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Source: Yankees re-sign Kuroda
The New York Yankees took their first step toward restocking their rotation Tuesday, re-signing free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $15 million contract, according to a major-league source.
Kuroda, 37, chose to stay with the Yankees rather than return to Japan, where he wants to finish his career, sources said.
Kuroda went 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA in 33 starts last season, his fifth in the majors and first in the American League after he spent four years with the Dodgers.
He turned down the Yankees' qualifying offer of $13.1 million, which would have enabled the team to gain a draft pick if he had signed with another club.
A number of teams backed off on Kuroda, unwilling to give up a top pick for an older pitcher.
ESPN.com first reported the signing.