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Yankees nearing one-year deal with pitcher Hiroki Kuroda

Tim Brown
Yahoo Sports

The New York Yankees have made two of the bigger moves of the nascent offseason, signing outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and catcher Brian McCann for close to a quarter-billion dollars, and on Friday – with Robinson Cano still entangled in his own free agency – they got to work on their starting rotation.

The Yankees were closing in on a one-year agreement with veteran right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, sources confirmed. He is expected to earn about $16 million, according to CBS Sports, which first reported the sides were nearing a deal.

Kuroda, who will be 39 in February, has been very sturdy over two seasons in New York, going 27-24 with a 3.31 ERA over 421 innings.

He'll rejoin CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova in a rotation that appears unsettled and could be a problem for the Yankees.

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