Koji Uehara hasn't pitched as well as expected since joining the Rangers, but he isn't going anywhere. Uehara's $4MM option for 2012 vested tonight when the right-hander took the hill against the Rays and made his 55th appearance of the season.
Uehara, 36, arrived in Texas with a 1.72 ERA, 11.9 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9 in 47 innings for Baltimore. Yet entering tonight's game, a contest in which he allowed an earned run, he had a 6.23 ERA for Texas. To Uehara's credit, he has a 9K/1BB ratio with his new club.