Nov 8, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
Hiroki Kuroda has made it clear that if he plays in the majors, it will be for the Dodgers and no one else. But he doesn’t have to play in the majors. According to Nikkan Sports — passed along by Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker — the Hiroshima Carp have made an offer to Kuroda, and he’s apparently considering it:
“I’m happy that they would evaluate my contributions like that. Naturally, I’m happy. A feeling that they really want to win came across.”
The Dodgers certainly wouldn’t want to lose the guy, but it definitely seems that money is not Kuroda’s motivator, so it’s kind of out of their hands.