July 30, 2011

The Rangers boosted their bullpen by trading for Orioles setup man Koji Uehara, sending Chris Davis and Tommy Hunter to Baltimore.

Texas was a potential suitor for Padres closer Heath Bell, but with this move it looks like they'll move forward with an eighth-ninth inning combination of Uehara and Neftali Feliz.

Uehara is 1-1 with a 1.72 ERA in 43 appearances for Baltimore, primarily in an eighth-inning role.

Hunter injured his groin after being named to the Texas rotation the last week of spring training. He has a 2.93 ERA in eight games since returning as a reliever July 1.

Davis is hitting .250 with three home runs and six RBIs in 28 games.

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