(CBS) — Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is denying reports out of Japan that he has agreed to pitch in Hiroshima in 2012, according to Ken Gurnick of mlb.com.
Kuroda told Gurnick, “It’s amazing that something I don’t know, someone else knows. They have a 50-50 chance.”READ MORE: 'She Represents Love And Light': Dolly Parton Mural On Wall Of Costa Mesa Bar Nearly Complete
The Dodgers tried trading Kuroda at the trading deadline, but Kuroda refused to waive his no-trade clause because of his desire to stay with Los Angeles.READ MORE: Panorama City Condo Fire Spreads To Adjacent Building; No Injuries Reported
Kuroda pitched for 11 seasons with Hiroshima before coming to Los Angeles, he has a 3.17 ERA with 13 wins in 2011.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested After Going Into Mission Viejo Bank, Claiming To Have Bomb In Backpack
If Kuroda can make it through four innings in his final start on Tuesday night in Arizona, he will receive a $200,000 bonus.