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Texas Rangers Could Trade Koji Uehara Soon

DETROIT - AUGUST 04: Koji Uehara #19 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the seventh inning during the game at Comerica Park on August 4, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Rangers defeated the Tigers 5-2.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT - AUGUST 04: Koji Uehara #19 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the seventh inning during the game at Comerica Park on August 4, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Rangers defeated the Tigers 5-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The Texas Rangers tried to move reliever Koji Uehara earlier in the week to the Toronto Blue Jays, but the righty reliever exercised his limited no-trade clause, which includes six teams. That doesn't mean the club has given up trading the reliever; in fact, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports there is a "pretty good chance" Uehara will be dealt soon.

The Rangers had a deal worked out with the Blue Jays but Uehara exercised his limited no-trade clause on that one. There are still a number of teams that are interested in Uehara and the Rangers like what they are hearing as far as what they can get in return.

The Rangers are playing musical chairs with their pitchers, and the game isn't done. If they can move Uehara and the $4 million he's owed, it would open the door for free agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt to join the club. Oswalt, one of the few remaining free agents, would like to pitch in Texas.