Uehara set to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

Uehara set to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

Uehara set to begin rehab assignment Tuesday
TORONTO -- Right-handed reliever Koji Uehara threw 30 pitches in a live batting practice session with Double-A Frisco on Saturday with no reported setbacks. He was able to mix in all of his pitches effectively, according to manager Ron Washington.

"It went well," Washington said. "Today is the key with him to find out if there is any residual [effects] from it. But so far, so good."

Uehara, who has been sidelined since June 10 with a right lat strain that he aggravated in July, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A Round Rock.

The plan is for him to throw again on Friday, and if he is fine after the two rehab assignments, Washington said the team would activate him on Aug. 26, when Texas is at home against the Twins.

Uehara has a 2.11 ERA and 0.70 WHIP over 21 1/3 innings this season with a fantastic 22:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio.