5 Chicago Cubs players you definitely forgot about
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5 Chicago Cubs players you definitely forgot about - Koji Uehera
After spending nearly 10 years pitching in Japan, Koji Uehara made the switch to MLB in 2009. He had a pretty successful run with four different teams, which culminated in a World Series championship as the Red Sox closer in 2013. He even won the ALCS MVP that year, in addition to getting the final out of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Uehera was teammates with many prominent Cubs on that team, including David Ross, Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Ryan Dempster.
Uehara spent his last MLB season in Chicago, as the Cubs signed him to a $6 million deal when he was 42 years old. In 43 innings, the veteran righty had a 3.98 ERA. After another brief stint in Japan, Uehara retired from baseball in 2019 at the age of 44.