Former Cubs pitcher signs with pro team


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Koji Uehara has agreed to a one-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants for $1.87 million on Friday.

The 42-year old wanted to play one more year in the majors but instead will get to play for his former Japanese team where he starred from 1998 to 2008.

In 2017 with the Cubs, he had a 3.98 ERA in 49 games with two saves, 50 strikeouts, and impressive 1.16 WHIP. However, he didn't appear in the postseason and was not re-signed after the season.

Other MLB teams that he has played for include Boston, Baltimore, and Texas.

For his standout major league career, he had a 2.66 ERA with 95 saves, 572 strikeouts, and 0.89 WHIP.

Tags: Koji Uehara
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Cubs reportedly interested in former 5-time All-Star
Cubs reportedly interested in former 5-time All-Star
Cubs coach officially named Orioles manager
Cubs coach officially named Orioles manager
Cubs reportedly in "strong pursuit" of free-agent infielder
Cubs reportedly in "strong pursuit" of free-agent infielder
Boras on Harper's relationship with Bryant, Bryant trade rumors
Boras on Harper's relationship with Bryant, Bryant trade rumors
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Cubs reportedly interested in former 5-time All-Star
Cubs reportedly interested in former 5-time All-Star
Latest news and rumors: Cubs pursuing infielder, latest on Machado, Harper, more
Latest news and rumors: Cubs pursuing infielder, latest on Machado, Harper, more
Cubs coach officially named Orioles manager
Cubs coach officially named Orioles manager
Cubs reportedly in "strong pursuit" of free-agent infielder
Cubs reportedly in "strong pursuit" of free-agent infielder
Pack your bags Grandpa Rossy, your team needs you
Pack your bags Grandpa Rossy, your team needs you
Latest news and rumors: Cubs get 3 players from Rule 5 Draft, La Stella trade, and more
Latest news and rumors: Cubs get 3 players from Rule 5 Draft, La Stella trade, and more
Boras on Harper's relationship with Bryant, Bryant trade rumors
Boras on Harper's relationship with Bryant, Bryant trade rumors
Latest news and rumors: KB and Russell’s rehab, latest trades, and FA signings
Latest news and rumors: KB and Russell’s rehab, latest trades, and FA signings
Latest news and notes: Boras talks Harper and Bryant, Cubs remain idle, and more
Latest news and notes: Boras talks Harper and Bryant, Cubs remain idle, and more
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest