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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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    Orioles' All-Star starters all came via trades executed by Andy MacPhail
    Andy MacPhail had been running the Orioles' baseball operations for eight months when he decided to inflict about as deep a wound as he could to his club's short-term fortunes. It's easy to forget now, but Erik Bedard was one of only a few true bright...
  • What they're saying about the Orioles' trade for Francisco Rodriguez

    What they're saying about the Orioles' trade for Francisco Rodriguez
    The Orioles made what could be considered a classic trade deadline move Tuesday, dealing promising prospect Nick Delmonico to the Milwaukee Brewers for right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez, a piece that could be critical to a postseason run. It&...
  • 'Patience is paying off' for Orioles slugger Chris Davis

    'Patience is paying off' for Orioles slugger Chris Davis
    Chris Davis' astonishing start to this season hasn't occurred by accident. Through 12 games, he's putting up numbers that are only fit for video games. But it's the result of the 27-year-old Orioles first baseman's realizing that he can truly get more...
  • Jones and Davis stay hot as Orioles beat Red Sox, 3-2, and take series

    Jones and Davis stay hot as Orioles beat Red Sox, 3-2, and take series
    BOSTON — Over the past two nights, the Orioles recaptured those late-inning heroics of last season at Fenway Park. One night after a five-run ninth-inning rally led them to victory, the Orioles came from behind against the Red Sox again Thursday,...
  • Patience paying off for Orioles slugger Chris Davis

    Patience paying off for Orioles slugger Chris Davis
    We are all aware of the kind of damage Chris Davis is capable of when a pitcher puts a pitch in the strike zone. Take Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers for example. With the Orioles trailing, 2-0, in the seventh inning, Tigers starter...
  • Some All-Star observations (Orioles, Markakis, Cecil, Uehara)

    Some All-Star observations (Orioles, Markakis, Cecil, Uehara)
    The Orioles have four players in July 16th’s All-Star Game for the first time since 2005 and three starters for the first time since 1997. That’s pretty hard to fathom for me, a guy who has covered the event a bunch of times and only once...
  • Orioles news and notes (Johnson, Hammel, Saunders and Hot Stove in York)

    Orioles news and notes (Johnson, Hammel, Saunders and Hot Stove in York)
    How much is a good closer worth? Well, the Orioles believe $6.5 million. That’s what Jim Johnson will receive for 2013 after notching a league-leading and franchise best 51 saves last year. Who knows if the 29-year-old Johnson will be able to...
  • Chris Davis says he'll prepare to 'play 162 games at first' for Orioles

    Chris Davis says he'll prepare to 'play 162 games at first' for Orioles
    Going into the offseason, Chris Davis hoped next year would bring another opportunity to be the Orioles' everyday first baseman — along with a chance at redemption. Despite having his best season at the plate — Davis set career highs in...
  • Orioles have some interest in bringing back reliever Koji Uehara

    Orioles have some interest in bringing back reliever Koji Uehara
    Despite it being the club’s primary strength last season, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has not ruled out the possibility of improving his bullpen – and one consideration is a reunion with popular former Oriole right-hander...
  • With little movement, Orioles' Duquette happy with progress at winter meetings

    With little movement, Orioles' Duquette happy with progress at winter meetings
    The annual winter meetings usually contain more style than substance, hyped in the days leading up to the event and ultimately ending with most teams making few moves. While the Orioles spent this week in the Gaylord Opryland Hotel at the root of many...
  • Orioles notes: Chris Davis gets his first taste of postseason against former team

    Orioles notes: Chris Davis gets his first taste of postseason against former team
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Chris Davis was on the roster of two Texas Rangers teams that eventually went to the World Series. He didn't make the postseason cut in 2010 and was traded to the Orioles halfway through 2011. On Friday, he'll play the first big...