Former Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda Signs With Detroit Tigers

Ladies and gentlemen, we have movement on the free agent front. Former Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda has signed a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. MLB insider Jon Heyman reported the news.

The Tigers had reported interest in Maeda for the last few days, and finally, the two sides came together on a deal.

The Tigers are familiar with Maeda as he’s spent the last four years with the American League Central Minnesota Twins. However, after four years, he’s moving to a new AL Central team.

Maeda spent the first four years of his career with the Dodgers. In those four years, he went 47-35 with a 3.87 ERA, and was always a serviceable pitcher.

Since moving to Minnesota, he’s gone 18-14 with a 4.02 ERA, and missed the entire 2022 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Maeda was always a fan favorite in LA, but there was never any smoke about him potentially returning this offseason.

We wish him the best in Detroit, and can’t wait to see him thrive in his third MLB home.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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