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One thing about Uehara ...

The 37-year-old Koji Uehara was one of the best relievers in baseball last season for the Texas Rangers, sporting a 1.75 ERA, a 0.64 WHIP and 43 strikeouts (compared to just three walks) in 36 innings.

His 14.3 strikeout-to-walk ratio was the third best in the majors since 1900 (minimum 35 innings pitched), according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only Dennis Eckersley was better.