New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is expected pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to play in 2015.
Set to turn 40 in February, Kuroda is reportedly considering retirement. However after posting a 3.71 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a 146/35 K/BB ratio over 199 innings for the Yankees in 2014 one can see why he would return for another season.
Cashman on Hiroki Kuroda: "I’d be surprised if he doesn’t play."
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) November 10, 2014
Cashman has not ruled out the Yankees re-signing Kuroda saying it “just depends when (he decides if he’ll pitch) and what kind of money we have to play with by the time that happens.”
There is also a chance that Kuroda could opt to make a return to Japan next year.