GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Kenta Maeda threw two scoreless innings in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, striking out two and giving up one hit in a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Maeda, who signed a $25 million, eight-year deal in January after eight seasons in Japan, exhibited good command in throwing 28 pitches in his first spring training start.
The right-hander, who had a 2.09 ERA in Hiroshima last year, is projected to be starter for the Dodgers, who are scrambling to fill their rotation following Zack Greinke's offseason move to the Diamondbacks and the loss of Brett Anderson on Thursday. Anderson underwent back surgery and could be sidelined for three to five months.
Rob Segedin led the Dodgers with two homers, one in the sixth inning and the other in the eighth.
The Dodgers led early, scoring two runs on five hits off Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller over the first two innings.