Contrary to a recent report, Hiroki Kuroda is open to signing with a team other than the Yankees or the Hiroshima Carp according to Dan Barbarisi. He has a list, which I assume is all contenders. Jon Morosi says the Red Sox have already checked in on the veteran right-hander, in case you’re wondering.
Kuroda, 38, has until tomorrow to accept or reject the team’s $13.3M qualifying offer, and there’s a chance he’ll take it. At least a greater chance than with most players, anyway. Kuroda is open to signing another one-year deal and the Yankees are very obviously interested in bringing him back. He’s a perfect fit for what the team is trying to do both short- and long-term.