On most days, the Yankees adding a consistent pitcher to their beleaguered rotation would be big news.

But on the same day word leaked out the Yankees had signed Hiroki Kuroda, it also was revealed they had traded Jesus Montero to the Mariners for Michael Pineda. The Pineda trade became official earlier in the week; now Kuroda is officially part of the Yankees rotation.

The Yankees on Thursday announced the one-year deal that is reportedly worth $10 million. The 36-year-old righty, who pitched in Japan until 2008, was 41-46 with a 3.45 ERA in 115 appearances (114 starts) in four years with the Dodgers.

"I feel happy to be a part of such a storied franchise, which is always in contention for a World Series," Kuroda said. "I am also very proud to be a part of this current team, which boasts so many great players."