One thing is obvious, the Orioles were only willing to trade him because he acted as a constant reminder as to why signing Kevin Gregg to a two year $10 million contract wasn’t the brightest of ideas.
Last night against the Indians, Uehara came into the game in the eighth inning and proceeded to face the minimum amount of batters in the inning (thanks to a pick off after a walk), increasing his team’s win probability by 12.4%. Unfortunately for the Texas Rangers, closer Neftali Feliz didn’t fare so well. He gave up three runs and the lead to the Cleveland Indians who went on to win the game 7-5.
Emphatic high five to Baseball Time In Arlington for the GIF.