I can’t translate this, but those who can say it means that Hiroki Kuroda is heading back to NPB:
— N. Diunte (@ExamineBaseball) December 26, 2014
Kuroda turns 40 in February. He was 11-9 with a 3.71 ERA in 2014. He pitched seven years in the majors with the Dodgers and then the Yankees. He’s 79-79 with a 3.45 ERA over that time, good for an ERA+ of 115. He was always reliable and, if he wanted to stay in the U.S., probably could’ve had another one-year deal with the Yankees. But now it’s back home.