Years of Service: 3 (2009-present)
Photo via The Orange County Register
Uehara is the second current Oriole player in my A to Z list, the third international player and the first Japanese player. Uehara has a history of bouncing around with pitching assignments, serving as starter and reliever for the Orioles, for the Yomiuri Giants in Japan and in international competition. He is currently the set-up man for the club. However, there is much clamoring for him to get the closer role in favor of the struggling Kevin Gregg. The job was thought to be Uehara's heading into spring training but injuries in March prevented his promotion. One can't complain about his regular season performance thus far: 1.35 ERA over 6 2/3 innings.
For each letter of the A to Z Challenge, I will feature one player from Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns history. I hope you will join me. I hope you'll also check out the other 1200+ blogs participating. See the full list at Tossing It Out.