Dodgers put pitcher Maeda on in­jured list

The Tribune (SLO) - - Sports - BY JOE KAY

CINCIN­NATI

Kenta Maeda fouled a ball off his left thigh in his last start, leav­ing a bruise that prompted the Los An­ge­les Dodgers to put him on the 10-day in­jury list.

Maeda gave up only three hits and struck out a dozen bat­ters in 6 2/3 innings of a 2-0 win over the Padres on Wed­nes­day. He also had the de­ci­sive hit, a two-out, two-run sin­gle in the sec­ond in­ning. He fouled a pitch off his left thigh in a later at-bat. The Dodgers de­cided Fri­day to put him on the in­jury list, giv­ing him time to heal.

“It’s not se­ri­ous,” man­ager Dave Roberts said. “It’s a thing where the ball hits it and there’s some in­flam­ma­tion. If we can kind of pro­tect him, we’re go­ing to do that.”

Maeda be­came the first Dodgers pitcher to have two hits and two RBIs in a game since Zack Greinke in 2014. He is 5-2 in nine starts with a 3.52 ERA and hasn’t al­lowed a run in his last two starts.

“I'll be back soon,” Maeda said through a trans­la­tor. “Noth­ing to worry about.”

The Dodgers also re

called in­fielder Matt Beaty from Ok­la­homa City and se­lected the con­tract of out­fielder Kyle Gar­lick from the Triple-A club ahead of their se­ries against the Reds start­ing on Fri­day.

Beaty is in his sec­ond stint with the Dodgers. He went 2 for 3 in a stint from April 30 to May 5. Roberts plans to give him a start when a reg­u­lar needs rest.

The 27-year-old Gar­lick will make his ma­jor league de­but. He bat­ted .280 at Ok­la­homa City with 10 homers and 20 RBIs. The 28th-round draft pick from Cal Poly Pomona has bat­ted .283 with 78 homers in five mi­nor league seasons. He wasn’t ex­pect­ing the pro­mo­tion.

“I didn’t know what to do. I was kind of in shock,” Gar­lick said. “I’m still kind of in dis­be­lief.”

Kenta Maeda

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