Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has been named one of three American League Cy Young Award finalists. The 2020 season was the righty's first with the Twins after a trade with the Dodgers.

Maeda, 32, finished the abbreviated season with a 6-1 record and 2.70 earned run average while striking out 80 batters in 66.2 innings pitched.

Despite the strong numbers, Maeda is considered a longshot to win the award, which is instead expected to go to Cleveland's Shane Bieber.

Bieber posted a 8-1 record and 1.63 ERA with 122 strikeouts in 77⅓ innings in 2020.

The third finalist is Toronto's Hyun-Jin Ryu, who posted a 5-2 record with a 2.69 ERA.

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