Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/7/13
Junichi Tazawa will assume closing duties for the Red Sox. Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer During his weekly appearance on MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio), Red Sox manager John Farrell explained how the setup and closer role will look while Andrew Bailey (15-day DL; right biceps strain) and Joel Hanrahan (strained right forearm) deal with their injuries. “We’d look to close Junichi Tazawa, keep Koji Uehara in the 8th inning role,” said Farrell. “Fortunately we have some depth internally.” There was no news on Hanrahan’s MRI at the time Farrell spoke on the air. Hanrahan blew the save in Monday night’s game against the Twins. He gave up a one-out solo home run to Brian Dozier in the ninth inning, which tied the game. He then struck out Joe Mauer, threw a few more pitches, showed some agony and walked off the mound after Farrell and the trainers paid a visit, glancing once down at his arm. Tazawa has been talked about for a few years now as a potential late-i...
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