Hiroki Kuroda (黒田 博樹, Kuroda Hiroki, born February 10, 1975) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He pitched in NPB for Hiroshima from 1997 through 2007 before playing in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2008 through 2011 and for the New York Yankees from 2012 to 2014. After the 2014 season, he chose to return to the Carp to finish out his career.
In NPB, Kuroda won the Best Nine Award in 2005 and was NPB ERA Champion in 2006. He also won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics with the Japanese national baseball team.
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