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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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  • Headley Homer In 9th Rallies Yankees Past Red Sox

    Headley Homer In 9th Rallies Yankees Past Red Sox
    NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a tying home run and third baseman Chase Headley followed with a solo home run two batters later as the New York Yankees rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox Thursday night...
  • Red Sox Rally In 8th And 10th To Beat Blue Jays

    Red Sox Rally In 8th And 10th To Beat Blue Jays
    BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox, the defending World Series champions reduced to the role of spoiler, did just that to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. The last-place Red Sox tied the score with three runs in the eighth inning, fell behind by two in...
  • Red Sox cruise to 9-4 over Yankees

    NEW YORK -- Daniel Nava hit a three-run home run and shortstop Xander Bogaerts highlighted a four-hit game with a home run, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 9-4 victory over the New York Yankees Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Nava, Boston's right...
  • With chance to sweep St. Louis Cardinals, Orioles struggle in 8-3 loss Sunday

    With chance to sweep St. Louis Cardinals, Orioles struggle in 8-3 loss Sunday
    Buck Showalter has been frustrated by the ambiguity of baseball’s new replay review system, so when a call was overturned against the Orioles in the seventh inning of the club’s 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon, the...
  • As nonwaiver trade deadline nears, Orioles still seeking reliever, second baseman

    As nonwaiver trade deadline nears, Orioles still seeking reliever, second baseman
    There’s roughly 80 minutes left before the nonwaiver trade deadline expires, and the Orioles have not yet made a move. I don’t think that’s necessarily indicative of what will occur in the next hour-plus. I talked to one guy today...
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    Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team
    As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market. With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
  • Angels are chasing A's, but anything could happen in second half

    Angels are chasing A's, but anything could happen in second half
    The Angels and Oakland Athletics are like a pair of cyclists who have broken away from the peloton, the A's holding the top spot in the American League West and the Angels in prime drafting position, 1 1/2 games back. The Angels, who at 57-37 have the...
  • Orioles lose to Red Sox, 3-2, on walk-off single, wasting Miguel Gonzalez's strong start

    BOSTON — Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez stifled the Red Sox for eight innings in the first game of a split doubleheader at Fenway Park, delivering arguably his best start of the season, but the Orioles still suffered a sobering, 3-2, walk-...
  • After Ubaldo Jimenez's shaky start, Nelson Cruz stars in Orioles' 7-4, comeback victory vs. Boston

    After Ubaldo Jimenez's shaky start, Nelson Cruz stars in Orioles' 7-4, comeback victory vs. Boston
    BOSTON — Midway through the nightcap of their twin bill against the Red Sox on Saturday, the Orioles were in danger of dropping the doubleheader and losing their hold on first place in the American League East. But after a 7-4 win over the Red Sox...
  • Angels can hear Oakland's call to arms, but will they answer it?

    The Oakland Athletics made their intentions clear last week when they bolstered an already stout rotation by trading for Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and right-hander Jason Hammel. The best team in baseball won't be satisfied with a third straight...
  • Cubs rally in 9th, survive replay challenge

    Cubs rally in 9th, survive replay challenge
    BOSTON — A tense pitchers' duel didn't provide nearly as much suspense for the Cubs as a game-ending replay that validated their 2-1 win over the Red Sox. "It was nerve-wracking, especially with Papi (David Ortiz) coming up," Anthony Rizzo said....