Hiroki Kuroda will not waive his no-trade clause

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As Sunday’s deadline looms, we can scratch another big name off the list of available players.

According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, right-handed starter Hiroki Kuroda told the Dodgers on Saturday that he does not intend to waive his no-trade clause this season.

The Red Sox, Yankees and Rangers were known to have serious interest, but Kuroda has a full no-trade clause in his current contract and is simply more comfortable on the West Coast.

The 36-year-old has registered a stellar 3.11 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 103/36 K/BB ratio through 133 innings this season for Los Angeles. He’s earning $12 million this year and can become a free agent in the offseason.