Hiroki Kuroda threw yet another quality start (6 IP, 3 ER, 7 K, 2 BB, 7 H) last evening but picked up the loss as the Dodgers suffered a 7-2 defeat to the Nationals. Kuroda's record is now 6-12 despite his 3.19 ERA. Several teams (including the Tigers, Indians and Yankees) have shown an interest in acquiring the right-hander but Kuroda is reportedly unsure about waiving his no-trade clause and will judge potential deals on a case-by-case basis.
Here's the latest on the Kuroda rumors, with the newest info at the top….
- Kuroda has yet to block any proposed deals, reports ESPN's Buster Olney (via Twitter).
- The Dodgers don't want to trade Kuroda and "the only reason he is being shopped is as a courtesy to him," reports Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles. The Dodgers hope to keep Kuroda and then re-sign him for 2012.
- The Rangers had an observer watching Kuroda pitch last night, reports Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas.
- The Red Sox are keeping tabs on Kuroda but there's nothing serious just yet, sources tell Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter).
MLBTR's Zach Links also contributed to this post