Sunday, May 9, 2010
Koji Uehara, 2009 Topps 206 #23
He may have only pitched in two games since starting the season on the disabled list, but the early returns on Koji Uehara as a late-inning reliever are encouraging. Protecting leads in both contests, the Japanese hurler has retired six of the seven batters he's faced. He's thrown only 24 pitches, 19 for strikes (as is his M.O.). Now if he can make it through the next five months without his hamstrings exploding, we'll be getting somewhere.