Minnesota Twins Kenta Maeda (34) is expected to be traded.
American media MLB Trade Rumors said on the 15th (Korean time), “According to The Athletic reporter Dan Hays, Minnesota received an offer to trade starting pitchers Sonny Gray and Kenta Maeda. “I don’t know how positive Minnesota is about the trade of the two pitchers, but at least we can look at the market and see if any teams have good offers.” 토토사이트
Maeda is a veteran starting pitcher with a record of 59 wins and 41 losses and an ERA of 3.87 in 169 major league games (762 innings). In 2020, he went 6-1 with a 2.70 earned run average in 11 games (66⅔ innings) and finished second in the American League Cy Young Award voting. Last year, he had 21 games (106⅓ innings), 6 wins, 5 losses, and an average ERA of 4.66, and he eventually underwent Tommy John surgery in September last year.
MLB Trade Rumors said, “Maeda is going to spend the last year of the eight-year contract he signed with the Dodgers in 2016. At the time, there were doubts about whether Maeda would be able to play in the major leagues healthily, so he signed a contract that centered on incentives based on innings. He is set to receive a salary of $3 million next year, plus $150,000 if included on the Opening Day roster and an incentive of up to $10 million per year,” he explained.
MLB Trade Rumors, who pointed out that “Maeda may receive more money than Gray next season,” said, “But in order to do that, Maeda must come back healthy. If he regains his pre-surgery skills, he will be a good starting pitcher to support the middle of the starting rotation.”
However, since Maeda has not played a single game this year, the trade value is higher for Gray. The media said, “It is not strange that a number of major league clubs are interested in Gray and Maeda, who have built careers as starting pitchers. Gray is a little more attractive because Maeda has undergone Tommy John surgery and has not pitched this year.”