Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a contract, per multiple reports. No word yet on the financial figures or number of years, and reports indicate that details have to be worked out which will keep the deal from being official until sometime next week, most likely.
Maeda, a 27 year old righthanded pitcher, has been posted by the Hiroshima Carp, his Japanese League team, and the posting fee is expected to be the $20 million maximum. Maeda isn't viewed as a #1 starter type, but seems to profile well as a #3, or possibly a #2 starter, in the majors.
The Dodgers, having lost Zack Greinke to the D-Backs, were in need of rotation help, but with Maeda and Scott Kazmir apparently in place, they can go with a Kershaw-Maeda-Anderson-Kazmir rotation to start the season, with Ryu and McCarthy coming off injuries and expected to be in the rotation for the bulk of 2016.