Baseball / MLB Dec 12, 2018

Kenta Maeda will return to Dodgers' starting rotation in 2019

Kenta Maeda will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation next season, manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday. Speaking at Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings, Roberts said the Japanese right-hander would be used as a starter after being moved into a bullpen role for the ...

Kenta Maeda ready for fresh start with Dodgers

Baseball / MLB Mar 25, 2018

Kenta Maeda ready for fresh start with Dodgers

by Jim Allen

This spring has been a homecoming for pitcher Kenta Maeda, who will be back in the Los Angeles Dodgers rotation after spending time as a reliever last autumn. After a couple of limited stints in the bullpen during the season, Maeda was an effective short ...

Darvish to start Game 2 or 3 of Fall Classic

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 22, 2017

Darvish to start Game 2 or 3 of Fall Classic

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish is expected to start either Game 2 or 3 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, manager Dave Roberts said Saturday. Roberts said before the Astros won the American League pennant and advanced to the World Series against ...

Maeda to make spot start for Dodgers against Angels

Baseball / MLB Jun 25, 2017

Maeda to make spot start for Dodgers against Angels

Kenta Maeda will make a spot start on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels, to give the rotation an extra day of rest, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Saturday. Maeda made a spot start for the same purpose on June 18 and impressed, ...

Baseball / MLB Jun 8, 2017

Dodgers drop Maeda from starting rotation

Struggling Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda has lost his spot in the starting rotation, manager Dave Roberts announced on Wednesday. Maeda, who went 16-11 last year, is currently 4-3 with a 5.16 ERA in 10 starts in his second season in the major leagues. He ...