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Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara
Koji Uehara is a right-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball. Uehara became the first Japanese-born player in Orioles history when he agreed to a two-year contract with the team in January 2009.

Uehara spent 10 seasons with the Japanese Central League's Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball, going 112-62 with a 3.01 ERA. He collected 1,376 strikeouts and walked only 206 hitters in 276 career games for the Giants, a 6.68 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound pitcher won the Sawamura Award, the Japanese version of the Cy Young Award, in 1999 and 2002.

Uehara was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic...
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Koji Uehara is a right-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball. Uehara became the first Japanese-born player in Orioles history when he agreed to a two-year contract with the team in January 2009.

Uehara spent 10 seasons with the Japanese Central League's Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball, going 112-62 with a 3.01 ERA. He collected 1,376 strikeouts and walked only 206 hitters in 276 career games for the Giants, a 6.68 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound pitcher won the Sawamura Award, the Japanese version of the Cy Young Award, in 1999 and 2002.

Uehara was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He also represented Japan in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, posting a save in two perfect innings as a closer in 2008 and going 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA to help Japan win the Bronze medal in 2004.

Uehara was born on April 3, 1975.
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  • Exploring Orioles' chances of re-signing free agents

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  • What Koji Uehara's deal means for the Orioles and free-agent reliever Andrew Miller

    What Koji Uehara's deal means for the Orioles and free-agent reliever Andrew Miller
    One of the more intriguing free agents this offseason, as it pertained to the Orioles, was Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. Uehara and his family still live in Baltimore. He turns 40 in April and he struggled some toward the end of last season,...
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    Blast adds Forbess, Saunders as season nears
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  • On The Fly: Sox Sticking With Koji

    On The Fly: Sox Sticking With Koji
    The Red Sox are sticking with Koji Uehara. The closer who anchored the 2013 champions signed a two-year, $18-million deal to come back. It's pricey for a 39-year-old closer for sure, but the Sox surveyed the field of closers available in free agency,...
  • Reliever Uehara remains with Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange Reliever Uehara remains with Red Sox The Boston Red Sox re-signed right-hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday. The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million. The 39-year-old reliever finished the 2014...
  • Red Sox Re-sign Uehara To Two-Year Deal

    The Red Sox re-signed right hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday. The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million. The 39-year-old reliever finished the 2014 season with 26 saves and a 2.52 ERA with eight walks and 80...
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  • MLB free agency preview: Pitching pool is deep

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange MLB free agency preview: Pitching pool is deep Baseball free agency isn't what it used to be, if the just-concluded World Series is any indication. The runner-up Kansas City Royals thrived with a...
  • Looking at Andrew Friedman's options for reinventing Dodgers' bullpen

    Looking at Andrew Friedman's options for reinventing Dodgers' bullpen
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  • Royals take control with win in San Francisco

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange Royals take control with win in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO -- When it came time to consider ending right-hander Jeremy Guthrie's brilliant effort Friday night, Kansas City Royals manager Ned...
  • Orioles' success story part of Andy MacPhail legacy

    Orioles' success story part of Andy MacPhail legacy
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