“Good chance” Uehara gets traded
According to Major League sources, there is a “pretty good chance” that reliever Koji Uehara is going to get traded soon. The Rangers, who acquired him from the Orioles on July 30 for Tommy Hunter and Chris Davis, would likely get prospects in return.
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.
Uehara has become available since the signing of Yu Darvish because the Rangers have told Alexi Ogando there is a good chance that he could end up back in the bullpen.
Club officials also admit the Rangers are exploring the possibility of signing free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt because the price has come down and he wants to pitch in Texas. He also wants to start and the Rangers don’t have room in the rotation.
The Rangers view him as a luxury item as protection against injury. But if nobody gets hurt, the Rangers know the situation might get “messy.”