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Twins announce acquisition of pitcher Kenta Maeda from Dodgers

Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda delivers a pitch during the first inning of Game 5 of the 2016 National League Championship Series on Oct. 20, 2016, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Photo: Arturo Pardavila III/Wikimedia Commons
Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda delivers a pitch during the first inning of Game 5 of the 2016 National League Championship Series on Oct. 20, 2016, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Updated: February 10, 2020 08:18 PM

The Minnesota Twins announced Monday night that they've acquired right-handed starting pitcher Kenta Maeda from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Twins also receive catcher Jair Camargo and cash from Los Angeles and send right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol, outfield Luke Raley and a Competive Balance B Pick in the 2020 draft to the Dodgers.

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Maeda, 31, appeared in 37 games (26 starts) for the Dodgers last season, going 10-8 with a 4.04 ERA (153.2 IP, 69 ER), 51 walks, 169 strikeouts, a .202 opponent batting average and a 1.07 WHIP. Since his debut in 2016 through last season, Maeda ranked fifth among qualifying National League pitchers for opponent batting average (.227), sixth for strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9.79) and fewest hits allowed per 9.0 innings (7.64), eighth for fewest baserunners allowed per 9.0 innings (10.70) and WHIP (1.15), and tied for eighth in wins (47).

Graterol, 21, appeared in 10 games for the Twins last season, going 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA (9.2 IP, 5 ER), two walks and 10 strikeouts in 10 games. He was originally signed by Minnesota as a free agent in August of 2014 from Calabozo, Venezuela.

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