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.
Kenta Maeda will be in the bullpen today as an insurance policy, Dave Roberts said. Team has not decided a starter for Friday/Saturday.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) April 4, 2018
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.Back to the Los Angeles Dodgers Newsfeed