Maeda, Jarrin spearhead earthquake-relief effort

Autograph session will raise funds for victims in Japan, Ecuador

Maeda, Jarrin spearhead earthquake-relief effort

DENVER -- Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, teammates Yasmani Grandal and Yasiel Puig, manager Dave Roberts and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will sign autographs for donations Tuesday to raise funds that will go toward earthquake relief in Japan and Ecuador.

Both countries recently suffered devastating earthquakes, causing massive damage and loss of life.

Auto gates at Dodger Stadium will open at 4:40 p.m. PT on Tuesday, and stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. The players will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from approximately 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A minimum cash donation of $10 will be collected per autograph with a maximum of two autographs per person. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross and the Dodgers will match the total amount raised Tuesday.

Maeda, a native of Tadaoka in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan, spearheaded this fundraising event and Jarrín, a native of Quito, Ecuador, joined him to encourage support of his native country.

Fans must hold a ticket to Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. game against Miami to enter the stadium and participate in the fundraiser.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.