Agreed New York Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $15 million, one-year contract on Tuesday. Kuroda, who turns 38 in February, was the Yankees’ most consistent pitcher during the regular season. He went 16-11, tying for the team lead in wins.
• Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie agreed to a $25 million, three-year deal to return to the Royals. Guthrie struggled the first half of last season, going 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA for the Colorado Rockies, before getting traded to Kansas City. Guthrie went 5-3 with a 3.16 ERA in 14 starts for the Royals.
Traded The Colorado Rockies traded left-hander Matt Reynolds to the Arizona Diamondbacks for corner infielder Ryan Wheeler. Wheeler played in 50 games for the Diamondbacks last season, batting .239 with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 RBIs. Reynolds went 3-1 with a 4.40 ERA.
Finalized The Toronto Blue Jays have finalized their $16 million, two-year contract with All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera.
• Free agent reliever Joel Peralta has finalized a $6 million, two-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Admitted The Big Sky Conference said officials failed to call a penalty near the end of Northern Colorado’s 28-27 football victory over North Dakota. The Bears had 12 men on defense when they stopped North Dakota on fourth-and-1 from the Northern Colorado 34 with 35 seconds left. Instead of a 5-yard penalty and a first down, Northern Colorado took over and ran out the clock.
Training Tennis star Rafael Nadal has begun training as part of his recovery from a left knee injury that has sidelined him since Wimbledon. The Spaniard chose a hard court in his home town of Manacor, Spain, to begin hitting tennis balls again, overseen by his uncle and coach Toni Nadal and a physiotherapist.
Joining Germany’s Martin Kaymer, winner of the 2010 PGA Championship, is the latest European star to join the PGA Tour. Others joining in 2013 are Peter Hanson of Sweden, Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium, Ryo Ishikawa of Japan and David Lynn of England, the runner-up at this year’s PGA Championship.