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Name  Hiroki Kuroda
Born  2/10/1975
Height  6-1
Weight  190
Number  18
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
12/7/2013 4:26:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have brought back starter Hiroki Kuroda on a one-year pact worth $16 million.
Insight: Kuroda had a 3.31 ERA and a 1.162 WHIP in 2013, nearly identical to the 3.32 ERA and 1.165 ERA he had in his first season with New York. However, his record fell to 11-13 from 16-11. He's had an ERA of 3.76 or lower and a WHIP of no higher than 1.216 in his six major league seasons.
Cold8/28/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: New York starter Hiroki Kuroda lost for the third time in a row Wednesday against Toronto (5 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER).
Insight: Kuroda's slump has to be very troubling if you're a Yankees fan. If they can't count on Kuroda (0-3, 8.10 ERA in his last three starts), the only New York starter who's pitched with any kind of consistency this year, who can they count on? An aging CC Sabathia? Punching bag Phil Hughes? It's just been that kind of year for the Bronx Bombers.
Cold8/23/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees righthander Hiroki Kuroda had another rough outing Friday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: The Rays pounded him for nine hits and seven runs in just six innings. Kuroda has now lost three out of four for the Bombers, compiling a 4.39 ERA over that stretch. He'll try to get back on track next time out against Toronto.
8/17/2013 8:40:00 PM
Description: New York starter Hiroki Kuroda struggled in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox (5 2/3 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 3 ER).
Insight: Saturday was the first time Kuroda (11-8, 2.41 ERA) has allowed four runs or more since June 30th. Boston has a pretty formidable lineup so we wouldn't hold it against him. Expect Kuroda to be better next time out against the Blue Jays.
Hot8/12/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees ace Hiroki Kuroda threw all zeros Monday against the Angels.
Insight: Another outstanding performance from the Yankees' new go-to guy. Kuroda is 4-1 with a 0.94 ERA in his last seven contests. He's in the Cy Young conversation along with Max Scherzer, Bartolo Colon, Yu Darvish and Felix Hernandez.
Hot8/1/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: New York starter Hiroki Kuroda lowered his ERA to 2.38 after hurling seven shutout innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Kuroda is pitching out of his mind right now. In five July starts, he allowed just two runs in 33 innings. Many questioned the Yankees for re-signing Kuroda because of his age (he turned 38 in February) but now it's looking like the best deal of the 2013 offseason.
7/25/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda pitched the Yankees to a series split with the Texas Rangers Thursday.
Insight: Kuroda twirled a gem, throwing seven scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.51, a mark that is second in the American League.
7/7/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (hip) gave up three runs over seven scoreless innings Sunday against the Orioles.
Insight: Kuroda had his start pushed back this week due to hip flexor soreness. He lost out on a win Sunday due to Mariano Rivera's blown save and is just 7-6 this season despite carrying a 2.77 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.
7/5/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will miss Friday's scheduled start against Baltimore due to a left hip flexor.
Insight: Kuroda has pitched well this season, though his won/loss record is just 7-6. He's got a 2.95 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. Ivan Nova will replace him on the mound against the Orioles.
6/13/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees ace Hiroki Kuroda turned in another strong performance Thursday versus Oakland.
Insight: In eight innings, he allowed two hits and two earned runs, walking two and striking out three. Despite pitching well, Kuroda (6-5, 2.78 ERA) hasn't won a game since May 17th against Toronto.
5/29/2013 4:44:00 PM
Description: Based on performance, Hiroki Kuroda has been the Yankees ace this season with a 6-3 record, 2.39 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.
Insight: Kuroda has had to leave two separate starts after being hit by a comebacker but otherwise has thrown at least seven innings in eight of his nine healthy starts this year.
5/28/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda is probable for Tuesday's scheduled start against the New York Mets while dealing with a bruised right calf.
Insight: Kuroda was hit in the calf by a comebacker in the second inning last Wednesday and was forced to leave the game. He' pitched solid baseball this season going 6-3 with a 2.67 ERA and 1.055 WHIP.
Hot5/22/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Wednesday's game that he'd be "shocked" if Hiroki Kuroda had to miss a start due to his left calf contusion, according to Bryan Hoch of
Insight: Kuroda was hit in the calf by a comebacker in the second inning and left before recording an out in the third Wednesday against the Orioles. The right-hander's next start would come against the Mets if he can make it.
Hot5/22/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have confirmed that right-hander Hiroki Kuroda left his start Wednesday's with a bruised calf, according to Bryan Hoch of
Insight: Kuroda was hit in the calf by a comebacker in the second inning and left before recording an out in the third. YES Network cameras also caught Kuroda grimacing while trying to stretch his back, but we now know for sure that the calf injury caused his exit.
Hot5/22/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda left his start Wednesday due to an injury, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.
Insight: Kuroda was hit in the calf by a comebacker the previous inning, which might be the reason he came out. However, YES cameras also showed Kuroda grimace as he tried to stretch his back.
Hot5/17/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: New York righthander Hiroki Kuroda was dominant Friday in a win against Toronto.
Insight: Kuroda fanned five and walked just one batter over eight shutout innings. The 38-year-old is 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA in nine starts this season. That 1.99 ERA is good for fourth-best in the American League.
Hot4/30/2013 10:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda allowed just four hits to work around four walks and held Houston scoreless in seven innings Tuesday.
Insight: Kuroda's April got off to an inauspicious start when a line drive hit his finger in the second inning of his first start, but he rebounded to finish 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a 30/11 K/BB in 36 innings.
Hot4/20/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda cruised through 7 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday against Toronto, but he gave up a single with one out in the eighth and was removed for David Robertson, who blew a three-run lead.
Insight: Kuroda was charged with one run and took a no decision despite holding Toronto to three hits and a walk and striking out seven. Kuroda threw a CG shutout his last time on the hill and had a string of 20 2/3 scoreless innings snapped in the eighth inning.
4/14/2013 11:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda threw the fifth complete game shutout of his career Sunday against Baltimore.
Insight: Kuroda appears to be fully recovered from the finger contusion he suffered in his first start of the season. He didn't walk a batter, struck out five and scattered five hits in his nine innings of work Sunday night to improve to 2-1.
4/5/2013 9:14:00 PM
Description: Andy McCullough from the Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that Yankees righthander Hiroki Kuroda will make his scheduled start Monday against Cleveland.
Insight: Kuroda bruised his finger Wednesday against Boston but it looks like he's going to be okay. Kuroda lost in his only start at Progressive Field last season.

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