Talks between the Rangers and Orioles are nothing new. And the Orioles dealt Uehara to Texas at last year's trade deadline. The Rangers acquired Joe Nathan to close and their addition of Japanese star Yu Darvish moved Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen, making Uehara – and his $4 million 2012 salary – attractive to shed. Last week, Uehara, who has a limited no-trade clause, blocked a trade to Toronto, nixing another suitor. And it's well known that Uehara enjoyed his time in Baltimore.