Uehara Not Available

Koji Uehara is in Boston with the team, but he will not be available to pitch tonight. After Uehara's last bullpen session in Sarasota, he told Orioles Minor League Medical Coordinator Dave Walker, he was not ready to pitch yet in a big league game. He threw 40 pitches in that session.

Uehara has been rehabbing a partially torn flexor tendon in his pitching elbow since June 24th. He will head to New York with the team for this weekend's series against the Yankees. No word on whether he'll be available to pitch in that series.

Dave Trembley said Koji will throw a bullpen session in New York once the team arrives. He will be evaluated after that session.

It doesn't seem there are any options as far as sending Koji back out for more rehabilitation. The minor league season ended Monday, and from what I understand the Orioles operations in Sarasota have ceased until Instructional League begins at the end of September.

If and when Koji is able to pitch again, it will be out of the bullpen.