Koji Uehara
RP FA
3 months ago

Uehara (knee, back) will not be available Saturday against the Cardinals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 42-year-old has been dealing with an infection in his right knee, and manager Joe Maddon revealed Saturday that Uehara is also nursing a back issue. Uehara has not pitched in a game since Sept. 2 and it's uncertain when he may be able to return to active competition.

Koji Uehara
RP FA
3 months ago

Uehara is dealing with a right knee infection, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He threw a simulated game Wednesday, but it is unclear when he will be able to return to game action. Uehara has not pitched since Sept. 2, so this helps explain his absence. The 42-year-old righty has a 3.98 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 43 innings this season and will be a free agent after the year.

Koji Uehara
RP FA
4 months ago

Uehara (neck) was activated from the DL prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He only missed two weeks with the neck ailment. Look for Uehara to resume a low-to-mid leverage role for the Cubs. He has a 3.55 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 38 innings this season.

Koji Uehara
RP FA
4 months ago

Uehara (neck) is set to toss his second bullpen in the last three days prior to Chicago's game against the Blue Jays on Friday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

EDGE Analysis

Uehara felt fine following his initial bullpen session Wednesday, which marked the first time he toed the rubber since landing on the DL on Aug. 9. If all goes well during Friday's appearance, the right-hander could return to the club during their road trip in Cincinnati next week.

Koji Uehara
RP FA
4 months ago

Uehara (neck) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He had not thrown since landing on the DL on Aug. 8, but made it through the session fine and will throw another bullpen Saturday. Uehara could be activated sometime next week.

Koji Uehara
RP FA
4 months ago

Uehara (neck) was placed on the 10-day DL on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite some encouraging initial reports regarding Uehara's injury, the Cubs decided to make the DL move, citing his age and level of discomfort as reasons to be proactive. Uehara was pulled from Tuesday's appearance with neck stiffness after allowing the first two batters he faced to reach base. Justin Grimm was recalled in a corresponding move.

Koji Uehara
RP FA
4 months ago

Uehara was removed from Tuesday's game with neck stiffness, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 42-year-old allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base before exiting the game with a trainer. Hector Rondon, meanwhile, was unavailable due to back stiffness. Neither issue is considered serious, but if Uehara and Rondon both need more time, it will leave the Cubs' bullpen a bit thin for Wednesday's series finale.

Koji Uehara
RP FA
4 months ago

Uehara exited Tuesday's game against the Giants with an apparent injury, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Uehara came on in relief in the seventh inning but left the field with the team trainer after suffering an apparent injury after allowing a walk and a single to the first two batters he faced. We'll await word from the Cubs on the exact nature of his injury.

Koji Uehara
RP FA
6 months ago

Uehara stuck out two in a clean ninth inning Sunday against St. Louis to pick up his second save of the year.

EDGE Analysis

Cubs' closer Wade Davis picked up saves on Friday and Saturday, so manager Joe Maddon decided to give him a rest Sunday. Uerhara's usage thus far puts him on track to log six saves and 21 holds while approaching 70 strikeouts -- numbers that can be useful for those in NL-only formats.

Koji Uehara
RP FA
6 months ago

Uehara (1-3) was tagged with loss Wednesday against the Padres. He allowed an earned run on a walk and hit over one inning of work.

EDGE Analysis

On a day in which the Cubs scored just one run, the run given up by Uehara in the eighth inning turned out to be costly. The veteran still sports a solid 3.63 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, to go along with 20 strikeouts in 17.1 innings.