Minnesota Twins Kenta Maeda (35) returned to the real game after 553 days.
Maeda started in an exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Rays held at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida, USA on the 26th (Korean time), recording one hit, one strikeout, and no runs in one inning.
Maeda, who allowed leadoff hitter Josh Lowe to double in the top of the first inning, grounded Vidal Brujan himself, resulting in the first out count. Harole Ramirez then struck out, and Isaac Paredis third baseman grounded the ball to finish the inning without allowing a run. In the second inning, he was replaced by Joan Duran and finished the mound that day.
Maeda, who recorded 59 wins and 41 losses and an average ERA of 3.87 in 169 major league games (762 innings) in 2020, recorded 6 wins and 1 loss with an average ERA of 2.70 in 11 games (66⅔ innings) in 2020, and rose to second place in the American League Cy Young Award voting. However, in 2021, he only went 6-5 with a 4.66 earned run average in 21 games (106⅓ innings), and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery to finish the season. 온라인바카라
Maeda, who started rehabilitation after surgery, did not get on the mound in a single game last season. Maeda, who is aiming to return this season, successfully pitched in a real game 553 days after the New York Yankees game on August 22, 2021. If he gets back on track, he’s also likely to get a first-choice starter in Minnesota.
Maeda will become a free agent after the end of this season. Maeda, who signed an eight-year contract with the Dodgers at the time of entering the major leagues with a guaranteed amount of $25 million, is expected to have a very important season ahead of his first free agency.