Kuroda happy to be a Yankee
The Yankees have made Hiroki Kuroda’s one-year, $10 million deal official, and in the press release, they included the following quote from the right-hander:
“I feel happy to be a part of such a storied franchise, which is always in contention for a World Series,” Kuroda said. “I am also very proud to be a part of this current team, which boasts so many great players. As a member of the Yankees, I would like to do my part by doing the best I can throughout the season. I hope that I can make a difference in achieving the team’s ultimate goal, which is to win the World Series.”
Right-hander Kevin Whelan was designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move.