Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/21/13
Koji Uehara is the Red Sox’ new closer — for now, at least. Uehara said that he’s been told by manager John Farrell that he will close if a save situation emerges on Friday, according to multiple reports. Uehara will replace former closer Andrew Bailey, who has blown three of his last five save chances, including Thursday’s game against the Tigers. It’s unclear if the Red Sox will use Uehara as their long-term closer, but the right-hander pounds the strike zone, which is something that Bailey hasn’t been doing lately. Bailey told reporters Friday that he fully expects to regain the Red Sox closer’s job at some point.
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