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18 Kenta Maeda SP

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July 23, 2021 12:28 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Takes loss despite quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (4-4) was tagged with the loss Thursday against the Angels after allowing three runs on seven hits while fanning six across seven innings.

Maeda fired his second quality start of the month and hasn't given up more than three runs in any of his last four outings, but he was still tagged with the loss after being outdueled by Andrew Heaney, who also posted a quality start of his own. Maeda has given up three or fewer runs in six of his last seven appearances, in fact, and he owns a decent 3.89 ERA across 37 innings during that span. He's slated to make his next start next week at home against the Tigers.

July 18, 2021 01:24 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Surrenders three runs Saturday
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Maeda allowed three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out eight over five innings in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.

All three runs given up by Maeda came on one swing of the bat. The 33-year-old loaded the bases in the second before allowing a triple to Akil Baddoo that brought everyone home. Aside from one bad inning, Maeda had his stuff working as he topped at least seven strikeouts for the third straight outing. The right-hander is having an uncharacteristically down year with a 4.71 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 79:24 K:BB over 72.2 innings. He's lined up for a home start against the Angels next week.

July 16, 2021 01:08 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Friday's twin bill postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda won't pitch in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers since it was postponed due to inclement weather, Jason Beck of reports.

Neither game of the twin bill will be played with rain in the forecast all day. One of the contests will be made up via a doubleheader Saturday, while the other game is pushed to Aug. 30. According to Dan Hayes of The Athletic, Maeda will simply be pushed back a day and start Game 2 of Saturday's twin bill.

July 10, 2021 02:12 AM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Fires five shutout innings
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Maeda yielded two hits and two walks over five scoreless innings in Friday's win over Detroit. He struck out seven and did not factor in the decision.

Maeda never let a runner reach scoring position in Friday's outing. He's now tossed 11 shutout frames over his last two starts after he was crushed for seven runs June 29 against the White Sox. The 33-year-old righty is sporting a 4.66 ERA and a 71:23 K:BB on the year. He'll get back on the mound after the All-Star break.

July 5, 2021 01:20 AM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Twirls six scoreless frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (4-3) allowed two hits and a walk over six shutout innings Sunday, striking out 10 and earning a win over Kansas City.

After Maeda allowed a pair of two-out singles in the second inning, he locked in and retired 13 straight Royals to finish off his terrific outing. It was his first double-digit strikeout game of the season and his six innings of work tied his season best. It was a promising bounce-back performance after he was shelled for seven runs in his last start. Maeda now owns a 5.03 ERA and 64:21 K:BB this season. He's projected to face the Tigers at home next.

June 30, 2021 12:40 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Rough outing Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (3-3) took the loss Tuesday as the Twins fell 7-6 to the White Sox, coughing up seven runs on eight hits and five walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out four.

After having his turn in the rotation postponed twice due to inclement weather, Maeda seemingly couldn't find the feel on his pitches. The five free passes were a season high for the right-hander, and he'll carry a 5.56 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 54:20 K:BB through 56.2 innings into his next start.

June 28, 2021 05:08 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Another postponement Monday
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Maeda won't start as scheduled Monday against the White Sox since the game was postponed due to rain.

The 33-year-old was originally slated to start Saturday before that contest was postponed, and another postponement will push his start back another day. Maeda will pitch Tuesday in Chicago, with the rest of the rotation pushed back a day, per Dan Hayes of The Athletic.

June 26, 2021 03:12 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Pushed back to Monday
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Maeda won't start Saturday against Cleveland, as the game has been postponed due to rain, but will pitch Monday against the White Sox instead, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Saturday's game won't be made up Sunday but will instead be made up as part of a doubleheader in September. J.A. Happ will stay on schedule for his Sunday start, with Maeda getting two extra days of rest. That should line him up for a two-start week next week, as he'd be on turn to face the Royals on Saturday.

June 20, 2021 11:52 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Collects win over Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (3-2) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 5.1 innings, earning the win over Texas on Sunday.

Maeda cruised through five innings before Adolis Garcia and Joey Gallo went back-to-back with one out in the sixth. Tyler Duffey relieved Maeda at that time, and Minnesota held on for the win. The right-hander threw 84 pitches (54 strikes) in his second start since returning from an adductor strain and arm soreness. He's posted a 4.85 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 50:15 K:BB across 52 innings this season. He lines up for his next start versus Cleveland next weekend.

June 15, 2021 12:56 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Tosses four innings in return
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Maeda allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out seven over four innings Monday against the Mariners in his first start back from the injured list. He did not factor into the decision.

It's understandable that Maeda was on a pitch count -- he threw 78 pitches -- and showed some signs of rust after missing the last few weeks with a right adductor strain and some right arm soreness. He struggled a bit with his command, as this was the first time this season that he walked more than two batters in an outing. All three of his free passes did come in the same inning, however. The only time the Mariners really got to him was in the third, when he allowed a leadoff double and then an RBI single to Jake Fraley. It's been a frustrating year so far for Maeda, who currently owns a career-worst 5.01 ERA and 1.48 WHIP to go along with a 46:14 K:BB over 46.2 innings. He's in line for a favorable matchup against the Rangers over the weekend.

June 14, 2021 07:52 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (arm) was activated from the 10-day injured list and will start Monday against the Mariners, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

The 33-year-old landed on the shelf with a right adductor strain May 23 and dealt with some right arm soreness while rehabbing, but he'll officially rejoin the starting rotation Monday. Maeda has struggled through nine starts with a 5.27 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 80:10 K:BB over 42.2 innings this season, and he'll look to rebound now that he's healthy.

June 12, 2021 01:52 AM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Rejoining rotation Monday
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Manager Rocco Baldelli said Friday that Maeda (arm) will be activated to start Monday's game against the Mariners, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Maeda landed on the injured list May 23 with a right adductor strain and later suffered arm soreness as he resumed throwing at the end of May. The right-hander threw 54 pitches during a rehab start with Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, allowing one run while punching out five across four innings. His next start will come with the Twins on Monday, though he likely won't be fully stretched out in his return to the big leagues.

June 10, 2021 07:32 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Sharp in rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (arm) worked four innings of one-run ball in his rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A St. Paul, permitting one hit and one walk while striking out five.

Maeda looked good in his first outing since May 22, pumping in 33 of his 54 pitches for strikes while limiting the damage to a solo home run. The Twins have yet to decide whether Maeda will make his next start on a more limited pitch count as a member of the big-league rotation, or if he'll stick around at Triple-A for another turn. Whenever Maeda returns from the 10-day injured list, Matt Shoemaker or Randy Dobnak will likely be excised from the rotation.

June 8, 2021 11:44 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Slated for 50-55 pitches Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (arm/groin) is scheduled to throw 50-55 pitches during his rehab start with Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Given this update, Maeda will likely need at least another start after Wednesday in order to be fully stretched out. That being said, the Twins could opt to bring the right-hander back to the majors before building him all the way back up rather than extending his rehab assignment. The plan for Maeda should become more clear after his outing Wednesday.

June 7, 2021 04:24 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Rehab start on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (arm/groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday.

Maeda threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, and he'll return to game action during his rehab start Wednesday. The right-hander still doesn't have a clear timetable to return to the major-league rotation, but he could be reinstated from the injured list as early as next week if all goes well.

June 6, 2021 05:36 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Tosses another side session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (arm) completed a 35-pitch bullpen session Sunday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

On the mound for the second time in three days, Maeda took a step forward Sunday in terms of intensity and volume from Friday's side session, which consisted of 20 pitches. The Twins haven't formally outlined the next step in Maeda's recovery program from a sore right arm, but the prevailing expectation is that he'll report to Triple-A St. Paul later this week to make a rehab start. If all goes well, Maeda could be on track to return from the 10-day injured list by next week.

June 5, 2021 02:56 AM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Friday bullpen a success
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (arm/groin) successfully completed a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday and is slated to throw another bullpen Sunday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

It's still unclear what the full plan is for Maeda as far as a return to the Twins' rotation is concerned. A rehab assignment still figures to be a possibility, though the club could opt to build him up through simulated games instead. In either scenario, Friday's bullpen marks an important step toward returning for the right-hander, and he'll look to make further progress when he takes the mound again Sunday.

June 4, 2021 06:28 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Throwing bullpen Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (arm/groin) will throw a bullpen prior to Friday's game against Kansas City and is expected to throw another bullpen before the Twins decide his next step, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Maeda initially landed on the injured list May 23 with a right adductor strain and later had an arm issue arise May 30. He began throwing again June 2 and is now set to throw off the mound. The plan is for the right-hander to get another bullpen session in within the next few days before the Twins decide whether or not to send him on a rehab assignment. In any case, a mid-to-late-June return to the Twins' rotation seems like the most like scenario at this point.

June 2, 2021 03:16 PM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Starts throwing again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda (arm/groin) completed a long-toss session Tuesday and could throw a bullpen session in Kansas City this weekend, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

A right adductor strain initially landed Maeda on the injured list May 23, but a sore right arm seems to be the greater concern at the moment for the 33-year-old. The latter injury resulted in Maeda being barred from throwing over the past few days, but he's since gained clearance to start ramping up. The Twins will see how he fares in his upcoming side session before deciding whether to send Maeda out on a minor-league rehab assignment or to have him build up through simulated games prior to being activated from the IL. Regardless of what route the Twins go, Maeda is likely more than a week away from rejoining the active roster.

May 31, 2021 12:00 AM
Twins' Kenta Maeda: Past groin issue, managing sore arm
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maeda has recovered from the right groin strain that landed him on the injured list, but he won't resume throwing until general soreness in his right arm subsides, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

The 33-year-old has apparently been battling the soreness throughout the first two months of the season, so he's taking a bit more rest after his most recent bullpen session. Maeda will be eligible to return from the injured list Wednesday, but at this point he seems likely to be sidelined until at least mid June.

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