The Orioles are looking at bringing the right-hander back to Camden Yards via trade.
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 Koji Uehara…
Although he doesn’t like to talk about specific free agents, Duquette said about Uehara: "He’s on our list, we like him. He’s been here before."
The right-hander compiled a stellar 3.03 ERA and 6.60 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his two plus seasons with Baltimore, and only got better when he moved to Arlington. Uehara posted a 2.50 earned-run average and an otherworldly 16.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 59 appearances with the Rangers.
The Rangers have the right-hander under team control for the next two seasons, so the Orioles would have to work out a trade with Texas to bring him back.
In addition to Uehara, the Orioles have shown interest in several other relievers. The club met with Japanese right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa recently, and has also shown interest in former Brewers righty Kameron Loe.