|Report: Sox expressed interest in Kuroda||07.15.11 at 3:18 pm ET|
According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Red Sox “have called on” Dodgers starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, suggesting that while the Sox are confident in their depth even in the face of injuries to Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and Josh Beckett, the team is exploring potential alternatives.
Kuroda is 6-10 with a 3.06 ERA this year in 18 starts for the Dodgers. The right-hander is in his fourth season with L.A., compiling a 34-40 record, 3.50 ERA and 6.5 strikeouts against 2.1 walks per nine innings in his career.
Kuroda is pitching for the Dodgers on a one-year, $12 million deal he signed last offseason. That deal also includes a no-trade clause, and according to FoxSports.com, the right-hander will require some sort of compensation to waive the clause.
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