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Dodgers, Kuroda Agree to One-Year Deal

Hiroki Kuroda making a pitch in the first inning at Dodger Stadium against the San Diego Padres on Aug. 2, 2010. AP Photo/Danny Moloshok
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The Dodgers announced they have re-signed right-handed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal. According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, the total deal is worth $12 million: $8 million dollars in 2011 and a $4 million dollar signing bonus to be paid out 2012-'13.

“As we continue our commitment to winning, Hiroki Kuroda will play a significant role in our rotation, which is a very important part of our club,” said Colletti in a press release. “He has had success in the regular season as well as the postseason and we look forward to having him back in a Dodger uniform in 2011. With four starters returning from last year, we feel very good about our rotation and we will continue to look for ways to improve the staff.”

The 35-year old pitcher is 28-30 in three years with the Dodgers with a 3.60 ERA, the lowest ERA among all Japanese starting pitchers in Major League history.