LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda said Sunday he was delighted that Los Angeles want him to remain with the team but was in no rush to make a decision on his next move.

Kuroda becomes a free agent in the winter after completing a three-year deal and Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti revealed the same day that the club has told 35-year-old’s representatives it definitely wants him to stay.

“Of course I am pleased. As a player it makes you happy when you are wanted,” said Kuroda. “You don’t have a long shelf-life in baseball and I want to have a think about everything before making a decision so I don’t have any regrets.”

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