Kuroda will consider future later

Kuroda will consider future later

LOS ANGELES -- Like Joe Torre, Hiroki Kuroda's three-year contract is coming to an end this season.

Unlike Torre, Kuroda isn't ready to announce anything yet.

"As with the last time I was a free agent [in Japan], I'll make my last start, then I'll start to think about next year," said Kuroda, who fell to 10-13 in Friday's loss, in which he allowed five runs (three earned) in six innings.

The Dodgers are expected to make an attempt to keep Kuroda, but probably not at the salary -- almost $12 million annually -- he commanded three years ago when he left Japan. Kuroda, who's carrying a 3.36 ERA, has remained healthy the entire season.