The Yankees are only willing to offer Hiroki Kuroda a one-year contract at this point, which might actually help them re-sign him.

Kuroda reportedly has his sights set on pitching in Southern California, but he also wants to return to his native Japan before he retires. Signing a one-year deal with New York would allow Kuroda to keep his overseas options open.

The belief is that the Angels and Dodgers, two other suitors, are willing to offer a two-year deal.