Chugoku Shimbun and Sports Nippon report that Hiroki Kuroda will return to Japan to play for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp next season.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that he would be "surprised" if Hiroki Kuroda didn't play next season.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Hiroki Kuroda is deciding whether to play another major league season, return to Japan or retire.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees "don't seem especially likely" to make Hiroki Kuroda a qualifying offer.
Hiroki Kuroda rebounded from a tough first inning to throw eight effective innings in a no-decision as the Yankees walked off against the Orioles on Thursday.
Hiroki Kuroda yielded three runs (two earned) over 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 5-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Hiroki Kuroda delivered a strong effort in a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday, hurling seven innings of one-run ball while allowing just six hits.
Hiroki Kuroda was unable to escape the fourth inning, allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings, in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.
Hiroki Kuroda picked up his 10th win on Wednesday, limiting the Red Sox to one run over seven innings.
Hiroki Kuroda held the Tigers to two runs and four hits in seven innings in a no-decision Thursday.
Hiroki Kuroda picked up his ninth win, limiting the White Sox to two runs over six innings as the Yankees went on to win 5-3 on Saturday.
Hiroki Kuroda earned his eighth win of the season after limiting the Rays to two runs in 6 2/3 innings as the Yankees went on to a 4-2 victory on Sunday.
Hiroki Kuroda will have his next start skipped.
Hiroki Kuroda allowed three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Indians.