Rangers deal for Uehara

Reliever Koji Uehara pitches against the Angels in Baltimore, Md., July 23, 2011. (JOE GIZA/Reuters)

Reliever Koji Uehara pitches against the Angels in Baltimore, Md., July 23, 2011. (JOE GIZA/Reuters)

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TORONTO - The Texas Rangers have acquired relief pitcher Koji Uehara from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for pitcher Tommy Hunter and first baseman Chris Davis.

Uehara appeared in 43 games with the Orioles this season, recording a 1-1 mark and 1.72 ERA. The right-hander allowed 25 hits and eight walks while striking out 62 over 47 innings.

Hunter went 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA in eight relief appearances for the Rangers this year. The right-hander was a starter for the Rangers last season, posting a 13-4 record in 23 games -- 22 starts.

A strained his right groin muscle at the end of spring training forced Hunter to miss three months. The Rangers used him in middle relief since he came off the disabled list.

Davis was hitting .250 with three home runs and six RBI in 28 games for Texas this season.


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