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Perk plays translator at spring training with new Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda

Utilizing a cutting edge piece of translating technology KARE 11 Sports Director Eric Perkins is able to break down the language barrier and talk to Maeda.

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Kenta Maeda is already turning heads at Spring Training. The right-handed pitcher acquired in a trade with the LA Dodgers is a big time boost to the Minnesota Twins’ starting rotation.

The 31-year-old from Japan has been adjusting nicely to his new team and surroundings, although the language barrier makes it a bit of a challenge to interview him. 

KARE 11 Sports Director Eric Perkins, utilizing a cutting edge piece of translating technology called Pocketalk, is able to break down the barrier and get Maeda’s thoughts on the upcoming season.

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