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Hiroki Kuroda left money on table

Updated: November 22, 2012, 11:44 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

In choosing to sign a one-year, $15 million contract with the New York Yankees, right-hander Hiroki Kuroda declined other teams' offers of more money and years, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com Wednesday.

Besides the Yankees, the teams most interested in Kuroda were the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. Kuroda also seriously considered returning to Japan.

The Yankees received the edge because of Kuroda's comfort ...

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