Maeda Gives Up Leadoff HR In 1st Start For Twins, Settles In
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kenta Maeda got off to a memorable start for the Minnesota Twins, that's for sure. The Twins newcomer gave up a home run to Boston's Andrew Benintendi to begin a spring training game Monday.
Maeda threw 37 pitches in two innings, allowing two hits with one walk and one strikeout. Maeda is entering his fifth season in the majors after four with the Dodgers and eight years in Japan. He went 10-8 with a 4.04 ERA last season for Los Angeles.
Minnesota acquired the right-hander earlier this month in a deal that sent its top pitching prospect to the Dodgers.