Uehara signs 2-year deal with Orioles

Updated: January 13, 2009, 6:29 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Right-hander Koji Uehara finalized a $10 million, two-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, making him the first Japanese-born player in franchise history.

The 33-year-old Uehara, who agreed to terms last week, completed the contract after passing a physical. He gets $5 million a year and could make more in performance bonuses. If he makes 34 starts and pitches 200 innings in each season, he would earn $16 million.

Baltimore also avoided arbitration with ...

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