Yankees Finalize Deal with Kuroda

Yankees complete 1-year deal with RHP Kuroda

      NEW YORK (AP) – The Yankees have finalized their $10 million,
one-year contract with free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.

      The deal, which had been pending a physical, was agreed to on
Jan. 13, the same night the Yankees acquired right-hander Michael
Pineda from Seattle in a trade that sent catcher Jesus Montero to
the Mariners.

      Kuroda was 13-16 with a 3.07 ERA for the Dodgers last year. The
36-year-old had a 41-46 record with a 3.45 ERA in four seasons in
Los Angeles.

      In addition, Kuroda can make $1 million in performance bonuses:
$200,000 each for 160, 170, 180, 190 and 200 innings.

      To clear a roster spot, right-hander Kevin Whelan was designated
for assignment.

      New York also settled its final salary arbitration case,
agreeing with left-hander Boone Logan on a one-year contract worth

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