In his first live batting practice of the spring, Hiroki Kuroda faced the Yankees major league outfield today. It’s far, far too early for this to mean much, but Kuroda was hit pretty hard at times.
“I heard he threw strikes,” Girardi said, kind of laughing. “They knew what was coming, I heard.”
Here’s some video of Kuroda facing Brett Gardner and then Ichiro Suzuki, his first two hitters.