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Japanese pitcher Kuroda, Dodgers agree to 3-year deal

Updated: December 16, 2007, 5:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LOS ANGELES -- Fulfilling one of their major offseason goals, the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with Japanese free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda on a three-year, $35.3 million contract.

Kuroda, who turns 33 in February, passed a physical examination on Saturday and will be introduced Sunday at a Dodger Stadium news conference.

"Kuroda was arguably the best starting pitcher on the free-agent market and will be a great addition to our staff," Dodgers general manager Ned ...

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