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Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks preview, Saturday 8/12, 7:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks preview, Saturday 8/12, 7:10 CT

The Cubs go for two in a row in Arizona. Since there’s not a lot of news this afternoon, I thought I’d devote this preview to Brian Duensing, who doesn’t get a lot of attention though he’s been probably the Cubs’ most reliable reliever most of this season. Tony Andracki of CSN Chicago writes: Based on FanGraphs' WAR, Duensing (0.7) is tied with Mike Montgomery and Koji Uehara as the second-best Cubs reliever behind only Wade Davis (0.9). Hector Rondon (0.5 WAR), Pedro Strop (0.5) and Carl Edwards Jr. (0.4) are further down that list. Duensing admitted feeling a little unsure of...
MLB Aug 9, 2017

Cubs put Uehara on DL, call up Grimm

A day after Cubs reliever Koji Uehara exited the seventh inning early with an injury, the right-hander was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a neck strain.
Chicago Tribune Aug 9, 2017

Joe Maddon on Koji Uehara and Carl Edwards Jr.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on Koji Uehara and Carl Edwards Jr. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Aug 9, 2017

Cubs place RHP Koji Uehara on DL, Grimm added

The Chicago Cubs took precautionary measures Wednesday by placing reliever Koji Uehara on the 10-day disabled list because of a right neck strain. Uehara came out of Tuesday's game at San Francisco after only two batters, and the Cubs believed it was wise to let the discomfort subside after Uehara...
CBS Chicago Aug 9, 2017
Cubs Place Koji Uehara On 10-Day DL, Recall Justin Grimm

Cubs Place Koji Uehara On 10-Day DL, Recall Justin Grimm

Uehara has a 3.55 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 43 appearances this season.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 9, 2017
Cubs roster move: Koji Uehara to DL, Justin Grimm recalled

Cubs roster move: Koji Uehara to DL, Justin Grimm recalled

The Cubs righthander left Tuesday’s game in the middle of an inning. Koji Uehara had been pretty effective out of the bullpen in the first half of the season. Since the All-Star break, though, he’s been worse: 10 appearances, 8⅓ innings, 6.48 ERA, four home runs allowed. Tuesday night, he left the game against the Giants after two batters and neck problems were reported. Now, Koji’s going to have 10 days to rest that neck: #Cubs preparing to move Koji Uehara to the DL to let neck issue heal and call up Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) August 9,...
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 9, 2017
Cubs put Koji Uehara on DL, recall Justin Grimm

Cubs put Koji Uehara on DL, recall Justin Grimm

The Cubs have put relief pitcher Koji Uehara on the 10-day disabled list with neck soreness and recalled Justin Grimm from Class AAA Iowa.
KFFL Aug 9, 2017

Cubs | Koji Uehara placed on DL

Chicago Cubs RHP Koji Uehara (neck) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Aug. ...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 9, 2017
Giants 6, Cubs 3: Koji Uehara injured in dull defeat

Giants 6, Cubs 3: Koji Uehara injured in dull defeat

There’s really no good news coming from this loss. Every time the Cubs tried to mount a comeback in what wound up a 6-3 loss to the Giants, they’d give up runs to the home team and negate what they’d just accomplished. So “frustrating” would be a good word to describe this. I’m not going to harp on the first-inning run thing as that’s been done too many times. However, I will note that this is something that Jose Quintana also did as a member of the White Sox — allow multiple first-inning runs, then settle down and have a pretty good outing the rest of the way. That’s what...
MLB Aug 9, 2017

With Uehara ailing, Edwards finds form

After three consecutive rocky outings last homstand in Chicago, the Cubs called on Carl Edwards Jr. on Tuesday. He put the past behind him, retiring all three batters he faced in the seventh inning.
Chicago Tribune Aug 9, 2017

Cubs' poor defense a pain in the neck to Joe Maddon

Chicago Cubs reliever Koji Uehara left in the seventh inning of Tuesday night’s 6-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants because of neck stiffness, and fellow reliever Hector Rondon was unavailable due to a sore back. But those ailments seem minor after the Cubs lacked crisp play that bothered manager...
Chicago Tribune Aug 9, 2017

Joe Maddon on Cubs' sloppy play, Koji Uehara's neck

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the team's sloppy play in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Giants beat Cubs on strength of big Posey homer

Ty Blach held the Cubs to two runs in seven innings, the fifth consecutive start with at least that many innings. The Giants have homered in four straight home games, their second-longest stretch of the season and have outhomered their opponents 12-7 over their past 14 games overall.. The uptick in their power combined with their pitchers keeping the ball in the yard have helped the Giants win half those games. A Joe Panik grounder too slow for an inning-ending double play scored Kelby Tomlinson, who drew a leadoff walk from Koji Uehara. The Cubs scored an unearned run off Hunter...
Chicago Tribune Jul 28, 2017

Joe Maddon on ups-and-downs through 162-game season: 'It's a long year'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the ups-and-downs through a 162-game season, the Cubs' upcoming series against the Brewers and his usage of reliever Koji Uehara on Friday, July 28, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Jul 24, 2017

Cubs' stretched bullpen could benefit from reinforcements

The home runs Justin Grimm and Koji Uehara allowed Monday in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox emphasized the Cubs' need for relief help. They might have to wait until the final hours leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. The Orioles, Rangers, Nationals and Dodgers were among the teams with scouts...

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