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Kuroda stays with Yankees for $15 million

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Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will be staying the New York Yankees.

They re-signed the right-hander with a one-year $15 million deal, according to

That's a $5 million raise from last season for Kuroda, who reportedly was considering offers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels after becoming a free agent. He also was considering an opportunity to return to his native Japan.

Kuroda, 37, was 16-11 last season with a 3.32 ERA in his first season with the Yankees after playing four seasons with the Dodgers. He also struck out 167 batters in 219 2/3 innings.

Just 10 days ago, he turned down arbitration from the Yankees, which included a $13.3 million qualifying offer.

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