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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, June 28, 2009

MLB: Uehara placed on DL by Orioles; Hernandez recalled

Associated Press

BALTIMORE The Orioles placed right-hander Koji Uehara on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and recalled pitcher David Hernandez from Triple-A Norfolk.

The 34-year-old Uehara has right elbow tendinitis. Baltimore's first Japanese-born player spent time on the DL earlier this season with a strained left hamstring.

Hernandez replaced Uehara as Baltimore's starter against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Hernandez, a right-hander, went 1-1 with a 3.95 ERA in three appearances with the Orioles earlier this season.

Uehara is 2-4 with a 4.05 ERA. He is winless since April 13.