Kuroda will call it a career following Japan Series

Japanese pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who spent seven seasons in the Major Leagues, announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of the season.

The 41-year-old Kuroda last pitched in the U.S. in 2014, and he has spent the last two seasons pitching for Nippon Professional Baseball’s Hiroshima Carp, the club he began his professional career with in 1997.

Kuroda’s career will end in the Japan Series, where his Hiroshima team faces the Nippon Ham Fighters.

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