Maeda signs with Dodgers

Jan 8, 2016

Maeda signs with Dodgers

The Dodgers opened their wallet to sign pitcher Kenta Maeda to an incentive-laden deal that could be worth $106.2 million if he stays healthy, a risk the team was willing to take despite knowing he has had elbow issues. After the $25 million, eight-year ...

Maeda to face multitude of adjustments in majors

Jan 6, 2016

Maeda to face multitude of adjustments in majors

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Although the contract Kenta Maeda is expected to complete in the coming days with the Los Angeles Dodgers is for eight years, it will likely be a bargain for a pitcher with such a solid track record in Nippon Professional Baseball. According to Joel ...

Dodgers reportedly to sign Maeda

Jan 1, 2016

Dodgers reportedly to sign Maeda

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to sign Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda, CBS Sports said on its website on Thursday. Details of Maeda’s agreement are not yet known, the report said, adding Maeda, posted by the Hiroshima Carp on Dec. 10, was still under ...

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

Dec 23, 2015

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the leading candidate to acquire Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda this offseason, according to an MLB.com report Tuesday. Other teams expressed early interest in Maeda, notably two of the Dodgers’ National League West rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco ...

Dec 15, 2015

Maeda lands in Los Angeles

Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda arrived in Los Angeles on Monday as he attempts to move to the major leagues through the posting system. The 27-year-old right-hander, who was posted by the Carp on Dec. 10 after winning his second Sawamura Award as Japan’s ...

Maeda in spotlight as MLB teams mull options

Dec 9, 2015

Maeda in spotlight as MLB teams mull options

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With the haggling for posted Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda set to start, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings that the two-time Sawamura Award winner was an intriguing option for big league clubs. “We looked at the ...

Dec 4, 2015

Carp to post ace hurler Maeda

The Hiroshima Carp have agreed to post their ace Kenta Maeda to major league teams this winter, the Central League club announced Friday. “We felt this was the right timing for both Maeda and the team, to give him a shot at the majors ...

Carp ace Maeda seeks move to major leagues

Nov 24, 2015

Carp ace Maeda seeks move to major leagues

The door may be open for Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda to move to the majors this winter. Maeda, a two-time winner of the Sawamura Award as Japan’s most impressive pitcher, asked the Carp on Tuesday to allow him to move to the major ...