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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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  • Late rally brightens Boston's outlook for a day

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- The last-place Red Sox started Wednesday by waving a bit of a white flag when they designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment. They then went out and appeared to be well...
  • Rookies rally Red Sox past White Sox, 5-4

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Rookies rally Red Sox past White Sox, 5-4 BOSTON -- The staggering Boston Red Sox started five rookies in a game for the first time since 1987 on Wednesday night -- the first time since 1952 they'...
  • Uehara replaces Tanaka on AL All-Star team

    The Sports Xchange Uehara replaces Tanaka on AL All-Star team In the latest twist of the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox, a Boston pitcher will replace an injured New York pitcher on the American League All-Star team. Red Sox closer Koji...
  • MLB roundup: Yankees put Tanaka on DL

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Yankees put Tanaka on DL Ace right-handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees with right elbow inflammation before Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians....
  • Red Sox 5, White Sox 4

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Red Sox 5, White Sox 4 BOSTON -- The staggering Boston Red Sox, showing some life with all about to be lost, rallied late and pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night....
  • Angels can hear Oakland's call to arms, but will they answer it?

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  • Champ Red Sox place just one on AL All-Star team

    The Sports Xchange Champ Red Sox place just one on AL All-Star team BOSTON -- Everything you need to know about the Boston Red Sox's defense of their World Series title was summed up neatly Sunday. After falling in 12 innings to the Baltimore Orioles,...
  • Orioles 7, Red Sox 4

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Orioles 7, Red Sox 4 BOSTON -- Nelson Cruz hit his 27th home run of the season as part of a career-high five-hit night that powered the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-4 win over the Boston Red Sox...
  • Cruz keys Orioles' win over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Cruz keys Orioles' win over Red Sox BOSTON -- Nelson Cruz was all smiles Saturday night. A career performance will do that. So will a failed attempt at the cycle. Baltimore's left fielder was...
  • 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...
  • Red Sox's optimism dashed by Cubs

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- Remember the optimism created when the Boston Red Sox won the last two games against the New York Yankees over the weekend? Forget it. The Red Sox came home from New York and...