The Dodgers announced a plethora of moves on what figured at first to be a quiet Thursday off day. Notably, Kenta Maeda was placed on the 10-day IL.
This news comes to us from Bill Plunkett of the OC Register on twitter.
Kenta Maeda is going on the IL as a precaution after foul ball off his thigh in last AB last night. So #Dodgers will subtract two (Gale, Chargois), add two (Garlick, Beaty) and swap Maeda for Ferguson on IL
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 16, 2019
Apparently, while we were all grinning about Maeda’s performance; he took a foul ball off his thigh in his final plate apperance. Now – I’ve scoured the internet for ‘Maeda thigh’ to find video of this incident.
In case you’re wondering about a ‘phantom injury’, this one really happened. Because we are Dodgers Nation, we went to the tape. Therefore, the injury came when Maeda led off the bottom of sixth inning and in an 0-1 count.
It’s important to note that Maeda had one of the best games of his career on Wednesday night. In a 2-0 shutout of the Paders, Maeda struck out 12 hitters. He also drove in both runs and collected two hits.
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, they will need to do some shuffling within the rotation once again while Maeda mends his injury and gets healthy.