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What Koji Uehara's deal means for the Orioles and free-agent reliever Andrew Miller
What Koji Uehara's deal means for the Orioles and free-agent reliever Andrew Miller

One of the more intriguing free agents this offseason, as it pertained to the Orioles, was Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. Uehara and his family still live in Baltimore. He turns 40 in April and he struggled some toward the end of last season, allowing 10 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings (5.75 ERA) in August and September. But for much of his time in Boston, he’s been tremendous, and this postseason proved a stout bullpen can take a team a long, long way. So the Orioles would have had to consider bringing back Uehara if he hit the open market. He didn’t. The Red Sox locked up Uehara and his nasty split-fingered fastball to a two-year, $18 million deal Thursday. That can...

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