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Dodgers place Kenta Maeda on paternity list

Kyodo

Right-hander Kenta Maeda was placed on the paternity list by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, a day after his wife gave birth to his second child, a son.

Manager Dave Roberts said the 30-year-old is set to rejoin his teammates by Tuesday, and will start in Los Angeles’ game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

On Friday, Maeda pitched 5⅔ innings in the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels following the birth of his child early the same morning. He held countryman Shohei Ohtani hitless, but received a no-decision.

Maeda is 5-5 in 16 games with a 3.24 ERA in his third year in the majors. He played eight seasons with the Hiroshima Carp in Nippon Professional Baseball before moving to the United States.