The Los Angeles Dodgers intend to place right-hander Kenta Maeda on the 10-day injured list before Friday's series opener at the Cincinnati Reds, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The Times did not specify the nature of his injury.
Maeda (5-2, 3.51 ERA) is coming off his best start of the season. He allowed three hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings in Wednesday's victory against the visiting San Diego Padres, striking out 12 and walking none. He also drove in the game's only runs in a 2-0 win. The newspaper reported that the team will recall outfielder Kyle Garlick and infielder Matt Beaty from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Dodgers have an open roster spot after Thursday transactions. They activated left-hander Caleb Ferguson from the injured list, while optioning right-hander JT Chargois and catcher Rocky Gale to Oklahoma City. The Dodgers are lined up to start Rich Hill, Walker Buehler, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw in the next four games and won't need a fifth starter until May 27 because of off days.
(With inputs from agencies.)