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So far, this is the best signing this offseason. Not only is it good for the Yankees, but it's also good for Hiroki Kuroda.
According to a report by Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com, Kuroda turned down two-year offers to take the Yanks' one-year, $15 million offer.
The Yankees received the edge because of Kuroda's comfort level in the Bronx. In his first season with the Yankees, Kuroda felt at home with his new teammates, the fans and the city. He was glad to take a one-year offer because he would like to finish his career in Japan, the source confirmed.
While there was more of a guarantee with other teams, Kuroda stuck with his personal preference and didn't follow the money.
Plus, he wants to finish his career at home in Japan, giving one last go at a world championship in MLB.
Kuroda is earning a lot of respect from fans with this move, while the Yankees are celebrating because they're bringing back their second-best starter from a year ago.