Yankees have not made offer to Kuroda

NEW YORK – The Yankees have not made an offer to free agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, according to a person with knowledge of the club’s thinking.

A report by the Japanese news outlet Sponichi suggested that the Yankees had already presented a one-year, $12 million offer to the hurler, who turns 37 in February.

The Yankees continue to look for ways to add starting pitching that could slide behind ace CC Sabathia, and they did show a level of trade interest in Kuroda last summer when he was with the Dodgers. But the person said that the report of an offer is not true.

Kuroda finished 2011 with a 13-16 record and 3.07 ERA in 32 starts for Los Angeles, striking out 161 and walking 49 in 202 innings.

In four Major League seasons, Kuroda is 41-46 with a 3.45 ERA in 115 games (114 starts). His catcher for the first three seasons with the Dodgers was Russell Martin, who is entering his second season in New York.

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I don’t understand how Cashman can feel comfortable with not upgrading a pitching rotation that was not good enough to get the job done last year. If they go with the same rotation again other than Colon I don’t see how Cashman sees anymore success than last year.

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I don’t know, but I’ve heard they weren’t all that impressed/interested in Darvish. It most likely is just talk, but either way this team is going to have make some sort of deals otherwise this team won’t get past the 1st Rd of the playoffs for the 3rd straight season.

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Maybe Darvish? Thus far, it seems like they’ve made their big move in re-signing CC Sabathia. For now, it looks like they’re not bluffing with the budget talk.

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It was obvious to our fans that the Yanks had to do something with their pitching staff – this year again NOTHING – what’s going on ?

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