Koji Uehara

#19 RP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 lb Age: 42 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Cubs' Koji Uehara: Remains unavailable
      By RotoWire Staff

      Uehara (knee/back) will not be available Saturday against the Cardinals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. The 42-year-old has been dealing with an infection in his right knee, and manager Joe Maddon revealed Saturday that Uehara is also nursing a back issue. Uehara has not pitched in a game since Sept. 2 and it's uncertain when he may be able to return to active competition.

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    • Cubs' Koji Uehara: Dealing with knee infection
      By RotoWire Staff

      Uehara is dealing with a right knee infection, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. He threw a simulated game Wednesday, but it is unclear when he will be able to return to game action. Uehara has not pitched since Sept. 2, so this helps explain his absence. The 42-year-old righty has a 3.98 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 43 innings this season and will be a free agent after the year.

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    • Cubs' Koji Uehara: Activated from DL
      By RotoWire Staff

      Uehara (neck) was activated from the disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. He only missed two weeks with the neck ailment. Look for Uehara to resume a low-to-mid-leverage role for the Cubs. He has a 3.55 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 38 innings this season.

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    • Cubs' Koji Uehara: Will throw another bullpen Friday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Uehara (neck) is set to toss his second bullpen in the last three days prior to Chicago's game against the Blue Jays on Friday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Uehara felt fine following his initial bullpen session Wednesday, which marked the first time he toed the rubber since landing on the DL on Aug. 9. If all goes well during Friday's appearance, the right-hander could return to the club during their road trip in Cincinnati next week.

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    • Cubs' Koji Uehara: Throws bullpen session
      By RotoWire Staff

      Uehara (neck) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He had not thrown since landing on the DL on Aug. 8, but made it through the session fine and will throw another bullpen Saturday. Uehara could be activated sometime next week.

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