Jul 28, 2011, 9:15 AM EST
Joel Sherman reports that the Yankees have been in “regular contact” with the Dodgers about starter Hiroki Kuroda. Kuroda, however, told MLB.com last night that ”My honest feeling is that I can’t fathom wearing another uniform than the Dodgers uniform right now.”
And given that he has a full no-trade clause, he doesn’t have to wear any other uniform if he doesn’t want to.
Kuroda would be a good get for any number of teams given his a 3.11 ERA and 103/36 K/BB ratio in 133 innings. But with that no-trade clause and various rumblings about how happy he is in Los Angeles, I’m skeptical that any deal can happen with the guy.
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