Report: Tigers, Maeda reach two-year deal
Maeda missed all of 2022 because of Tommy John surgery but bounced back nicely in 2023 for the Minnesota Twins, pitching to a 4.23 ERA with 117 strikeouts in 104.1 innings. He was in the final year of an eight-year, $25 million deal he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the 2016 season.
Maeda spent his first four seasons with L.A. and arrived in the Twin Cities in a February 2020 trade.
The 35-year-old made his MLB debut as a 27-year-old following nine seasons in Japan with the Hiroshima Carp. He owns a career ERA of 3.92 across seven big league seasons.