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Will Hiroki Kuroda be the next to re-sign with the Dodgers?

November 13, 2010 |  5:04 pm

The Dodgers have already re-signed Ted Lilly. Hiroki Kuroda could be next.

Kuroda, who became a free agent at the end of the season, has decided to remain in the major leagues for another year and is in talks with the Dodgers about a new contract, according to baseball sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the matter.

Kuroda, 35, was contemplating a return to his native Japan as part of his long-standing wish to pitch again for the Hiroshima Carp.

But Kuroda apparently isn’t ready for a retirement tour, as his third season in the majors was his best. He won 11 games, posting a 3.39 earned-run average in 196 1/3 innings, and did not spend any time on the disabled list.

-- Dylan Hernandez