Kenta Maeda Placed on DL with hip strain

Kenta Maeda Placed on DL with hip strain

Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda left Tuesday’s start against the Phillies early with pain in his right hip. An MRI taken by team doctors on Wednesday confirmed a hip strain and the Dodgers promptly placed Maeda on the 10-day disabled list.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that he does not know how long Maeda will need to recover from the injury, implying that a lengthy stay on the disabled list is a possibility.

Maeda, a 30-year old veteran from Tadaoka, Japan, is 4-4 on the season in 10 starts, with a 3.38 ERA and 68 strikes and 18 walks in 52.1 innings of work.