For those of you checking in for the start of the 2007 campaign, greetings. You may wonder what's new with the Yomiuri Giants ace and the launch of the new season. That's the million dollar question right now, as Uehara has been sidelined with a tender hamstring for the better part of Spring Camp and the start of the regular season. At this point, a few weeks into the regular schedule, Uehara has been working out on flat ground for several weeks, long tossing to keep his arm in shape. There is no timetable for his return to the mound, but I would expect that he would need at least a week of bullpen sessions before he joins the team on the field for serious competition.
I will keep my ears open for his return to the bullpen mound, and we will get Uehara Watch 2007 under way. Whatever the ETA for the Kojin ace's return, you can expect to find several pieces in the near future examining Uehara's MLB projections, past performace recaps for both 2006 and his lengthy international resume, and more. Thanks for your patience. Keep coming back for the latest on Koji Uehara, and his quest for a 2008 Major League contract.