Originally written December 06, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The spending spree from the Boston Red Sox continues, as the team has signed reliever Koji Uehara to a one-year deal (money currently unknown). Uehara, who will turn 38 in April, spent 2012 with the Rangers after being dealt to Texas from Baltimore at the 2011 trade deadline. One year for Uehara seems a bit strange as he was one of the premier relievers on the market, and that works in favor of the Red Sox. He only threw 36 innings for Texas last season, but struck out 43 while walking only three with a miniscule 1.75 ERA. His command is his strong suit, and that will fit in nicely in Boston's bullpen ahead of closer Andrew Bailey (assuming Bailey is healthy and isn't traded). Despite not throwing overly hard, Uehara has thrived since becoming a full-time reliever in 2010 with the Orioles. Considering how absurd many of the reliever contracts have been this offseason, one year for Uehara is a steal, especially if he's making $5 million or less (which I assume he ...

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