Kuroda’s contract includes full no-trade clause


Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees’ one-year, $10 million deal with Hiroki Kuroda includes a full no-trade clause. This might not seem like a big deal, since it’s just a one year deal. When was the last time the Yankees traded a member of their active rotation mid-season? Best I can remember is Jose Contreras, whom the Yankees traded in 2004. Of course, that was a your problem for my problem trade, as they got Esteban Loaiza in return. Prior to that they traded Ted Lilly, though he’d been bouncing between the rotation and the bullpen prior to the Yankees replacing him with Jeff Weaver. There was also Shawn Chacon in 2006, but he hadn’t made a start for nearly a month before the Yankees traded him. In other words, Kuroda didn’t have much to worry about, anyway.

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  1. CJ says:

    The man does not like to be traded. Got to respect that he likes to settle into one place. He made his big change from Japan to MLB so it’s not like he can’t adapt to change.

  2. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Esteban Loaiza.. Oh God…

  3. CJ says:

    Joe, good point that trading a player is not the Yankees MO and still Kuroda insisted on the no trade.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

      Kuroda may have just asked for a no-trade clause and the Yankees agreed. I don’t think if it’s clear if he insisted on one though. Very ESPNNY-ish type leap there.(kidding)

  4. Ted Nelson says:

    Mostly has to worry about being traded if he stinks… in which case I suppose there’s a chance he’d sign off on a trade to the right team. Two school age daughters, so I can see why he wouldn’t want to move around himself/move them around.

  5. Chris says:

    Didn’t they trade Jose Contreras to the White Sox for Loaiza?

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