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Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays Discussing Koji Uehara Trade

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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 19:  Koji Uehara #19 of the Texas Rangers looks on during Game One of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 19, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 19: Koji Uehara #19 of the Texas Rangers looks on during Game One of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 19, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Blue Jays aren't done rebuilding their bullpen and are still looking for other relievers to bring onto the team. While there are several free agent relievers available in the open market, the club is talking to the Texas Rangers about one of their relievers, right-hander Koji Uehara, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The Jays have been busy this offseason, first by trading for Sergio Santos to fill their closer role and bringing in southpaw reliever Darren Oliver. And though the Rangers don't necessarily have a surplus of relievers, they could unload the $4 million owed to Uehara in 2012.

Uehara spent most of the season with the Baltimore Orioles, posting a 1.72 ERA across 47 innings of work with a 11.9 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9. He was then traded to the Rangers at the trade deadline, and despite improving his peripheral numbers to 11.5 K/9 and .5 BB/9 (23:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio), his ERA was at 4.00 with the Rangers.

  • Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: #Rangers discussing Uehara with #BlueJays, other clubs. Uehara is under contract for $4M next season. #MLB