Red Sox Free Agency 2011: Boston Reportedly Interested In Hiroki Kuroda

The Boston Red Sox have been linked to closer Francisco Cordero in recent days. Now, they are reportedly interested in Los Angeles Dodgers free agent starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. The 36-year-old starter made $12 million last season playing for the Dodgers.

Fox Sports.com's Jon Morosi said about Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda is indeed willing to leave California (and the NL). #RedSox and #Yankees among clubs pursuing him, sources say. (via Jon Morosi's Twitter)

In four years as a starter for the Dodgers, Kuroda went 41-46 with a 3.45 ERA and 523 strikeouts. Last season Kuroda posted his best ERA (3.07) and a career-high in strikeouts (161). Due to poor run support, his record was only 13-16. Both 13 wins and 16 losses were career highs for Kuroda.

Kuroda should be considered just one of the pitchers that the Red Sox are looking into to solidify their starting rotation.

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