Orioles trying to bring back Koji
The Orioles and Rangers, who lately seem to be their preferred trade partner, met today in Dallas and one of the things discussed was a possible Koji Uehara reunion with Baltimore, according to two sources.
I wrote earlier this season that Uehara, who was traded to Texas at the July 31 deadline, had expressed a desire to come back to the Orioles, where he still owns a home. And O’s executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette has made it no secret that the club is trying to upgrade their pitching staff any way they can, with trades being the most likely route.
Duquette reiterated today that there seems to be more relievers available than starting pitchers on the trade market, and –although the two sides didn’t reach a resolution today — it’s certainly a situation to monitor. It’s not known what Texas would want in return.
Uehara was scouted and signed out of Japan by the Orioles and was first used as a starter in 2009 before moving to the bullpen the following season.