Koji Uehara RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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