Dodgers News: Kenta Maeda Will Be Used In Bullpen As Insurance Policy Before Returning To Rotation

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a thin bullpen for Wednesday's series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks following a 15-inning marathon on Monday and Josh Fields going on paternity leave.

As such, the Dodgers are moving starter Kenta Maeda to the bullpen for tonight's game as an insurance policy, according to Andy McCollough of the Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles also called up Zach Neal from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

Maeda's next scheduled start is Friday against the San Francisco Giants, but with inclement weather threatening to rain out that game, there's a chance he could get some extra rest should the game be postponed.

Maeda was successful coming out of the bullpen during LA's postseason run last year, allowing just one run with 10 strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched out of the bullpen.

The 29-year-old struck out 10 and only allowed five hits in five innings in his only start of the year so far, a 5-0 win over the Giants.

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