Koji Uehara RUMORS & NEWS

  • Koji Uehara: No Current Plans To Retire

    MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara said today that he has no current plans for retirement, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports (links to Twitter). He added that his surgically-repaired wrist is doing well and hasn’t prevented him from beginning a throwing program. Though he’s coming off of..." February 16

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Uehra is out for the season, #RedSox say. Non-displaced fracture

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Announcement coming, but told the #RedSox will be putting Koji Uehara on the disabled list later today. No word yet on corresponding move.

  • Koji Uehara out for season with fractured wrist

    Boston Globe "Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is headed to the disabled list and will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right wrist. Uehara was hit on the wrist by a line drive Friday night in Detroit while converting his 25th save. X-rays taken after the game were negative but the pain persisted..." August 10

  • Red Sox made right call in re-signing Uehara

    CSN New England "There wasn't much to like about the Red Sox 2014 season, and that included the way things ended for Koji Uehara. The once unhittable Sox closer suddenly looked extremely off on the mound, as he allowed a staggering 10 earned runs from Aug 16 to Sept. 2. With Uehara becoming a free agent at..." July 08

  • Red Sox expected to activate Koji Uehara from the disabled list on Monday

    Hardball Talk "Per Tim Britton of the Providence Journal, Red Sox manager John Farrell said everything points to the club activating reliever Koji Uehara from the disabled list on Monday. Uehara suffered a strained left hamstring in mid-March and had a setback near the end of spring training. Sean McAdam of..." April 13

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Koji Uehara, meanwhile, will pitch Sat in Greenville. Might need only one rehab appearance, Farrell said, before being activated #RedSox

  • Koji Uehara Takes Sizable Step Forward In Injury Battle

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox really want that Chairman’s Cup, apparently. OK, the annual award given to the winner of the spring training series between the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins probably wasn’t on Boston’s mind as Thursday’s Grapefruit League game progressed at JetBlue Park. But the Red Sox still..." March 27

  • Uehara day-to-day after straining hamstring

    ESPN Boston "Veteran Red Sox closer Koji Uehara strained his left hamstring during a running drill before Tuesday’s game and is day to day, manager John Farrell said. Uehara, who was to have pitched in Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, will be shut down indefinitely. He has pitched three innings..." March 17

  • Koji Uehara admits to "physical" issue late last season, never doubted he'd return to Red Sox

    Boston Herald "Now, at last, Koji Uehara can admit it: He was banged up last August. "It was more physical," Uehara said after arriving in Red Sox camp Monday, four days before the mandatory reporting date for pitchers and catchers. "I didn't talk about it at that time, but I think I'm over it." Uehara..." February 17

  • Sox betting on Uehara to lock down closer's role

    ESPN Boston "Only a handful of closers have recorded 30 or more saves past the age of 40, but the Red Sox signaled their conviction that Koji Uehara was a great candidate to join that group when they signed him to a two-year, $18 million contract extension this past October. Re-signing Uehara was the first..." February 13

  • Red Sox Sign Uehara To Two-Year Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox announced that they have signed right-hander Koji Uehara to a two-year extension that runs through the 2016 season. Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that it is a two-year, $18MM contract (Twitter link). Uehara is represented by Mark Pieper of Relativity Sports. " October 31

  • Red Sox have had “preliminary talks” with free agent Koji Uehara

    Hardball Talk "Koji Uehara struggled down the stretch and was shut down by the Red Sox for much of September, but Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the team has had “preliminary talks” about re-signing the free agent reliever. After being un-hittable for nearly two seasons Uehara went through a..." October 20

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Farrell says Koji moved out of closers spot temporarily. Says healthy and not shutting him down. Mujica will close

  • Koji Uehara's failures lead Red Sox to question his future

    Sporting News "In a particularly trying season, the Boston Red Sox found themselves stinging from Thursday's failure by closer Koji Uehara. With a chance to slap the New York Yankees with a loss and hurt their playoff dreams, Uehara allowed a ninth-inning home run to Mark Teixeira to tie the game at Yankee..." September 05

  • Koji day to day with right shoulder stiffness

    MLB.com "The Red Sox had to stay away from Koji Uehara in Friday night's 4-2 victory against the Yankees, as the star closer felt some tightness in his right shoulder during pregame activities. "Just tightness before the game playing catch," Uehara said through an interpreter. "It's difficult to..." April 12

  • Sox to get Uehara more work in coming days

    CSN New England "The Red Sox will look to get closer Koji Uehara more game work in the final week and a half. In recognition of his workload last fall and his age, the Sox have been careful with the amount of exposures he's had to date. He's pitched in just four games so far. "He'll be back on the mound..." March 20

  • Unflappable Koji Uehara nets ALCS MVP honors

    MLB.com "The Red Sox asked a lot of Koji Uehara in their six-game triumph over the Tigers in the American League Championship Series but time after time their seemingly unhittable closer proved he was up to the task. Uehara was named the ALCS Most Valuable Player after picking up one win and three saves..." October 20

  • Expand use of Uehara possible

    Boston Herald "t happened four times during the regular season and based on everything Red Sox manager John Farrell has been saying it will be a regular occurrence in the playoffs. Get ready to see closer Koji Uehara for more than three outs in a save situation. “We’re certainly willing to go more than a..." October 01

  • Koji Uehara triggers $4.25 million vesting option for 2014

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox right-hander Koji Uehara made the single most lucrative relief appearance of his career in Tuesday night’s 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays. Sitting on 54 relief appearances for the season and needing a total of 55 appearances to trigger a $4.25 million vesting option for 2014 Uehara..." August 14

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Koji Uehara said John Farrell told him he would close for Red Sox

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    Jim Duquette @Jim_Duquette

    Mgr John Farrell just told us he'd like to use Tazawa as closer and keep Koji in the 8th @mlbnetworkradio

  • Koji Uehara lifts spirits, bullpen

    Boston Herald "At 38 years old, Koji Uehara is the elder statesman of the 2013 Red Sox. The fact that he has the infectious enthusiasm of a 12-year-old with all the fist pounding, back slaps and yelling he provoked when he entered the dugout after each of his three perfect innings in his first three..." April 12