A well-known professional baseball player from Japan is Kenta Maeda. He pitches for the baseball franchise known as the Minnesota Twins. On April 11, 1988, at a place called Tadaoka, Japan, he was conceived.
He played baseball while a student at PL Gakuen Senior High School in Japan. In Japan’s 2006 NPB Draft, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp selected him. He joined the Carp’s reserve squad in 2007 and made his NPB debut.
He was called up to the NPB squad in 2008, and on April 5, 2008, he made his official NPB debut. He was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in January 2016 from the NPB. Along with them, he also agreed to an eight-year, $25 million contract with the Dodgers.
A $10 million annual incentive payout was also included in the contract. He made his MLB debut on April 6, 2016, when he joined the Dodgers. He was dealt to the Minnesota Twins in February 2020. In July of that year, he signed with the Twins and started playing. Kenta was informed by the Twins that he wouldn’t be able to play in 2022 following a Tommy John procedure.
Is Kenta Maeda Married?
Kenta Maeda is a married man. He got married in January 2012 to Saho Maeda. They have two kids now, a son and a daughter.
Who Is Kenta Maeda Wife, Saho Maeda?
Saho Maeda is a resident of Los Angeles, California, but was born on July 19, 1985 in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan. She loves to cook, thus she contributed to the creation of a cookbook. The book’s title, Maeda ke no shokutaku: Tabete karada o Totonoeru Reshipi, was released in February of 2015.