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Kenta Maeda attracts Dodgers brass to bullpen session at camp

Kenta Maeda attracts Dodgers brass to bullpen session at camp

Andrew Friedman slipped behind a fleet of Dodgers coaches and players as he walked toward the far end of a 10-pack of bullpen mounds. He leaned against a chain-link fence, crossed his arms and gazed upon the most curious purchase of the Dodgers' off-season: Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda.

In Maeda's third bullpen session of the spring and his first since camp opened Saturday, Friedman traced his eyes from the pitcher to catcher Yasmani Grandal. When it comes to Maeda, each little moment matters while the organization decides upon a strategy to acclimate him to the rigors of the major leagues.

"Before we start putting pen to paper to come up with a plan, we want to spend...

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