Let the Hiroki Kuroda sweepstakes begin! With Capuano signed in LA leading to his likely departure, the 36 year-old that says he'd like one more season has suitors lining up around the block, most notably the Red Sox and the Rockies:
Sources: Kuroda in play for Red Sox - WEEI
"According to multiple sources, the Red Sox have interest in free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, with the 36-year-old open to playing in Boston. The acceptance by Kuroda to play with the Red Sox is a change of course from his stance during the non-waiver trade deadline, when the right-hander told the Dodgers he would block any deal by Los Angeles."
Oswalt out, but Kuroda in sights - The Denver Post
"They have quietly pursued free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, believing they have a decent shot based on preliminary conversations."
Hey, buddy, could you spare an extra starter? - Steve Dilbeck
"Between Frank McCourt dropping another $9.9 million in bankruptcy-related expenses (per The Times' Bill Shaikin) just through October and Colletti dropping $4.5 million on Juan Rivera, it doesn’t appear the Dodgers have enough money left to bring back Kuroda. He wants to pitch one more season."
Hiroki Kuroda probably out - latimes.com
"The plans to reduce payroll could cost the Dodgers the chance of retaining Kuroda, who posted a 3.07 ERA and was their second-best pitcher behind Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw last season. Kuroda was on a one-year, $12-million deal, which included $4 million in salary deferrals."
There are many potential suitors for Hiroki Kuroda - chicagotribune.com
"The signing of lefty Chris Capuano probably means Kuroda won't be re-signed, leaving him to decide whether to return to Japan or open himself up to suitors such as the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, Angels and Marlins."