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Koji Uehara’s All-Star candidacy took a hit Saturday. But there’s still no reason why he shouldn’t be dishing out high fives when MLB.com’s Final Vote concludes Thursday.
Uehara not only has history on his side, but he’s also the American League Final Vote finalist who most deserves to be an All-Star, regardless of Saturday’s blown save against the Angels.
AL All-Star manager Jim Leyland took a unique approach to this year’s Final Vote. All five AL finalists are relievers, as Uehara is joined by Detroit’s Joaquin Benoit, Toronto’s Steve Delabar, New York’s David Robertson and Texas’ Tanner Scheppers. One could argue that it’ll be the most boring Final Vote of all time, as it lacks star power in the AL and Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig figures to run away with things in the NL. But there’s nothing boring about Uehara and his importance to the Red Sox.
Uehara’s numbers stack up well against the Final Vote competition. His 1.93 ERA is fourth among the five candidates, but his 0.83
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(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Everyone will focus on the bullpen meltdown in analyzing Boston's most devastating loss of the season, 9-7 in 11 innings last night. With two outs in the ninth, Alex Wilson and Koji Uehara could not protect a four-run lead. That said, it was the countless missed scoring opportunities early in the game that should have turned this into a laugher for...
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Boston Red Sox players Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Clay Buchholz, Andrew Miller and Dustin Pedroia campaign for Koji Uehara to win the Final Vote and make the 2013 AL All-Star Team.
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Okay Boston Red Sox fans, it's that time once again where we need to get one of our own to the All-Star Game.
Our closer, Koji Uehara, has been selected for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote and needs our help to join David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz and Dustin Pedroia at the game.
There is no limit on how many times you can vote, so do #votekoji whenever you can. I'...