Yesterday the Baltimore Orioles announced that Koji Uehara will possibly miss two months after an anthrogram revealed that his elbow sourness was being caused by a torn flexor tendon.

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Just last week I was calling for Koji to be put into the bullpen after he returned from his third trip to the disabled list. I had been frustrated by Uehara’s exhaustion through four or five innings of work. At least this time we know Koji isn’t just being soft.

David Hernandez filled in for Uehara on Sunday and Manager Dave Trembley announced that he will be up through the duration of the Koji’s injury. This is Hernandez’s second call up and he’s posted a 4.19 ERA through four appearances, three being starts.

Hernandez gave up three earned runs through 5.2 innings pitched on June 28th against DC, but has yet to match his debut on May 28th where he surrendered only one run in 5.2 innings pitched.