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Dodgers: Former LA Pitcher Kenta Maeda Sad About Universal DH

Last week we learned that the designated hitter rule appears destined for both leagues with the new collective bargaining agreement. While it’s not official until a new CBA is fully agreed to, the universal DH did elicit some reactions around the game.

Dodgers reliever Justin Bruihl boasted about his unbreakable career on-base percentage record. Fans online pointed out that starter Julio Urias will officially be the last LA pitcher to record a base hit as well. But elsewhere on the internet, one former Dodger shared some sadness over the rule change.

Long-time LA starter/reliever Kenta Maeda posted on his Instagram page, sharing his first career hit as a Dodger which just so happened to be a home run.

Maeda, now with the Twins and currently recovering from Tommy John surgery has hit .156 (28-179) over his MLB career. In four seasons in LA, Kenta-san posted a 47-35 record with a 3.87 ERA over 137 regular season games.

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