Kuroda would likely be looking for a one-year deal if he comes back as he has publicly stated he wants to pitch in Japan again before retirement. The Yankees are growing more confident that starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will play one more season in the MLB, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. At the outset of the offseason, the team was less-than-optimistic that Kuroda would choose to return. He has made it public that he would like to go back to Japan to pitch before he officially retires from baseball. The 38-year-old is nearing the end of his playing days and could choose to call it quits any year now.