Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kuroda: There's a "Possibility" Thursday's Start is My Last as a Yankee

Yankees' Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda admitted yesterday that there's a "possibility" Thursday's start against the Orioles will be his last with the team. 

Kuroda, 39, has been with New York for three seasons now, solidly going 38-33 with a 3.46 ERA during that time.

"It's always a possibility at this age,” Kuroda told The New York Daily News. “Since I started making one-year contracts, I always take it year-by-year. I take every outing as if it’s going to be my last.”

Be that as it may, his Pitching Coach, Larry Rothschild, still has no clue what he'll do when the offseason comes, citing the hurler's being hard to read as a reason. 

“I don’t know; he’s hard to read,” Rothschild said. “I wouldn’t have been surprised if he retired last year. I don’t think he knows right now.”

In recent years, Kuroda has often claimed that he wants to finish his career in Japan. Nonetheless, if a sudden change of heart happens soon it's likely the Yanks would bring him back for another campaign, as the veteran has been nothing but good for them since coming over from the Dodgers.

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