AL East Notes: Yankees, Kuroda, Orioles, Hamilton

After taking a look at the Red Sox earlier, here's a glance at the rest of the American League East..

  • The Yankees' offseason will become exponentially more complicated if they are unable to re-sign Hiroki Kuroda, opines Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  Even if the Yankees like free agent alternatives like as Anibal Sanchez or Kyle Lohse, their current financial plan would preclude them from giving them hefty multi-year deals.
  • While the Dodgers continue to pay out, the Yankees are concerned with getting their spending under control in advance of 2014, writes Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.  Agents shopping free agents have already found the Yanks resistant to players and contracts that would tack on significant salary beyond this season.
  • While the Orioles have been linked to free agent Josh Hamilton in recent days, Britt Ghiroli of doesn't expect Baltimore shelling out the money necessary to land the slugger.  Ghiroli sees Edwin Jackson as a solid fit for the O's as they look to fortify their rotation, but its not clear if Dan Duquette & Co. have interest.