Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

 Hiroki Kuroda (48), who played for the New York Yankees for three years from 2012, advised Shohei Ohtani, who is scheduled to become a free agent after this season, to transfer to the Yankees. 

Japanese sports media ‘Sports Hochi’ said on the 21st, 메이저사이트“Kuroda, who is working as an advisor to the Hiroshima club, recommended Ohtani to play for the Yankees if he gets free agent status. “, he introduced. 

Kuroda said, “It was a great pride for me to be able to wear the pinstripe uniform at a prestigious club with a good atmosphere and tradition. I was happy to play with great teammates.” 

Kuroda left a career record of 38 wins and 33 losses (3.44 ERA) while playing for the Yankees for three years. He said, “The Yankees were a very good team personally and I have a lot of good memories, such as experiencing the postseason.” . 

He hinted that he would like to play for the Yankees once Ohtani becomes a free agent. “I would be very happy if Ohtani played for the Yankees,” Kuroda said.

On the other hand, according to the report of ‘Chunichi Sports’, American sports media ‘ESPN’ reporter Jeff Bankan said, “If the Angels are eliminated in the playoffs, Ohtani will obtain FA status and transfer to another club.” It is clear that it is a victory.

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