G Fiume/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As if acquiring starting pitcher Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners wasn’t enough, the New York Yankees have landed another pitcher to their vastly improved starting rotation. The team has agreed on a one-year contract worth $10 million with former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.
This past season, the 36-year old Kiroda went 13-16 with a 3.07 ERA, a WHIP of 1.21, and 161 strikeouts. Kuroda has been a reliable starter for the Dodgers since he started his career with the team four seasons ago. During that time, he compiled a 41-46 record with a 3.45 ERA.
Last season, starting pitching depth was a major concern for the team, but now it appears that Kiroda, along with the newly acquired Pineda, C.C. Sabathia, Ivan Nova, A.J. Burnett, and Freddy Garcia gives the Yankees the pitching depth they’ve been desperately seeking.
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