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Kuroda Rumors: Red Sox, Rockies interested; Many Other Potential Suitors

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."