Cubs have reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year contract with RHP Koji Uehara
According to a report from Nikkan Sports, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran right-hander Koji Uehara on a one-year contract. The deal is pending a physical and reportedly worth around $4.5 million.
Koji Uehara, 41, has pitched the last four seasons with the Red Sox and was 2-3 with seven saves, a 3.45 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 3.51 FIP in 50 games this past season. Uehara allowed 18 runs on 34 hits with 11 walks and 63 strikeouts in 47 innings.
Last season, Uehara held left-handers to a .478 OPS. Lefties hit .139/.200/.278 with five extra basehits. Right-handers hit .253/.306/.505 with a .812 OPS.
Over four seasons with the Red Sox, Uehara was 14-13 with 79 saves, a 2.19 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 2.57 FIP in 230 games.
Uehara made his Major League debut in 2009 with the Baltimore Orioles. In eight seasons in the majors, Uehara is 19-22 with 93 saves, a 2.53 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 2.76 FIP in 387 games, 12 starts.
For his career, left-handers have batted .183/.220/.335 with a .555 OPS and right-handers have hit .208/.237/.366/.603.
Koji Uehara turns 42 on April 3.
The Cubs have not announced or confirmed being in agreement on a one-year contract with Koji Uehara. Once the deal is finalized, the Cubs 40-man roster will stand at 37 players.