Dodgers' Kenta Maeda to disabled list with sore hamstring

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Friday, May 12, 2017

DENVER -- The Los Angeles Dodgers put right-hander Kenta Maeda on the 10-day disabled list because of tightness in his left hamstring.

The move frees up space to reinstate lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, who will start Thursday night against the Colorado Rockies. Ryu was sidelined because of a bruised left hip.

Maeda threw 8 1/3 innings and gave up two runs Wednesday in a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Maeda experienced an issue with his hamstring a few weeks ago. The team nearly put him on the DL then, but "he assured us that he could continue to make starts, which he did, and pitch well," Roberts said.

The pitcher from Japan is 3-2 with a 5.03 ERA.