Kenta Maeda

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Kenta Maeda
Kenta Maeda with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Minnesota Twins
Born: (1988-04-11) April 11, 1988 (age 32)
Tadaoka, Osaka, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: April 5, 2008, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
MLB: April 6, 2016, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
NPB statistics
Win–loss record97–67
Earned run average2.39
MLB statistics
(through June 30, 2019)
Win–loss record44–31
Earned run average3.80
Career highlights and awards

Kenta Maeda (born April 11, 1988) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. He won the 2010 Eiji Sawamura Award with a record of 15–8 and a 2.21 ERA, with 174 strikeouts in 215 and 2/3 innings, and six complete games with two shutouts. He also became the youngest pitcher in Japanese baseball history to achieve the pitching Triple Crown in the same year. He won the Sawamura Award for the second time in 2015.