Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda ‘looking forward’ to potential matchup against Angels’ Shohei Ohtani

LOS ANGELES — Shohei Ohtani’s return from the DL to serve as the Angels’ DH sets up a potential matchup against his fellow countryman, right-hander Kenta Maeda who is scheduled to start Friday’s Freeway Series opener at Angel Stadium.

“The Japanese media obviously has been creating hype,” Maeda said through his interpreter. “But I am looking forward to facing another Japanese player.”

Maeda and Ohtani overlapped in the Japanese league for three seasons (2013-15) but Maeda’s...

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