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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles pitcher Koji Uehara was expected to miss his next scheduled start after straining his left hamstring during Monday’s game against the New York Mets.

Uehara, the first Japanese pitcher signed by the Orioles, apparently was hurt while covering first base. He was scheduled to go four innings, but came out after two.

“He probably will be backed up from the next time he pitches by two or three days,” Orioles manager Dave Trembley said on Tuesday. “I think instead of him pitching on five days’ rest, it probably will be seven.”

Uehara received treatment on his left leg in the trainer’s room on Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale Stadium while the Orioles traveled to Fort Myers to play the Boston Red Sox.

“The report I got last night is there’s nothing to be concerned about,” Trembley said.

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