Know About Kenta Maeda; Contract, Stats, Age, Dodgers, Wife, Children

Published Date: 31 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 31 Mar, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Kenta Maeda, age 30 became the youngest pitcher in Japanese baseball history to secure Triple Crown in 2010. Just like his superb playing stats, the father of two is a complete family guy who knows his parenting role with a great supportive wife.

The Japanese born Kenta Maeda is a baseball pitcher who plays for MLB team, Los Angeles Dodgers. From his impressive stats, Kenta won two Sawamura Award as the league’s best pitcher in 2010 and 2015.

Kenta Maeda Bio & Family

Kenta Marda was born on 11 April 1988 in Tadaoka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The player went to PL Gakuen High School which is popular in the annual Summer Koshien tournament. He stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) with around body weight of 79 kg.

Not much about his family and early childhood is well-known.

Career & Net Worth

The 30-year-old makes a prominent part of his net worth playing baseball. Before coming to the United States, Kenta took a remunerative salary playing for the Japanese baseball team, Hiroshima Toyo Carp between 2008 to 2015.

A year later, the Dodgers signed him for an eight-year contract worth $25 million on 7 January 2016. A part of his deal also included Dodgers paying him $10 million yearly incentives and $90.2 million throughout the course of the contract. His debut came against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on 6 April 2016. During the game, Kenta held one of his great stats of six shutout innings where Dodgers won the game.

Kenta Maeda’s playing stats for Los Angeles Dodgers (Picture: MLB)

Kenta & Wife’s Matrimony Post Two Years Of Dating

The most good looking Pitcher has a wife named Saho Narushima. The couple is relishing their matrimony of eights years and counting after tying the nuptials on 1 January 2012. During the time of their marriage, Kenta was still playing for NPB while his wife was into TV announcer role.

The pair first met through a mutual friend around 2010 and soon began dating each other. Almost two years of knowing, they decided to get engaged in 2012.

Kenta Maeda eight marriage anniversary with wife Saho and two children on 1 January 2018 (Picture: Kenta’s Instagram)

In the post, Kenta wrote,

I am grateful
to my wife
and family who have always supported me on January 1st wedding anniversary ? .
This year’s anniversary was celebrated with four more people ?
everyone thank you Maeda family this year ??‍♀️
# 2019 # January 1
# wedding anniversary

Together they share their eldest daughter, born on 13 September 2013 and a baby boy, born on 7 July 2018.

Some Interesting Facts About Kenta Maeda

  • The fans and his teammates often love to call Kenta by his nickname “Maeken”.
  • The player is the recipient of five NPB All-Star awards in 2010 and 2012-2015.
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