Kuroda returns to the Yankees

Hiroki Kuroda has returned to the Yankees on a one-year contract worth $15 million with incentives that could add another $1 million.

The 37-year-old righthander was 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA last season.

The Red Sox had interest in Kuroda. But it became evident in recent days that he wanted to either pitch for the Yankees or return to Japan. The Dodgers also showed significant interest before Kuroda narrowed his choices.

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