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Mike Napoli isn’ t the only former Ranger heading to Boston. According to Gerry Fraley of, the Sox and right-handed reliever Koji Uehara have agreed on a one-year deal on Thursday, contingent on Uehara passing his physical. The 37-year-old appeared in 37 games for the Rangers in 2012 and posted a 1.75 ERA.

Koji Uehara reaches agreement with Red Sox

Reliever Koji Uehara has reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox, pending a physical. The 37-year-old right-hander spent the last two seasons with Texas, and Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that he had tried to re-sign him before Uehara decided to accept Boston's offer. ''We would have liked to have him back,'' Daniels said. ''...

Red Sox sign Koji Uehara

The Boston Red Sox have signed reliever Koji Uehara to a one-year deal, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Last season for the Rangers, Uehara posted a 1.75 ERA with a 10.8 k/9 in 36 innings.

Red Sox Sign Koji Uehara

The Red Sox have found their seventh inning man. The club signed 38-year-old right-hander Koji Uehara to a one-year deal with a $4.25 million base salary Thursday. Boston’s bullpen struggled last season from Andrew Bailey‘s injury to the early implosion of Mark Melancon to the eventual meltdown of Alfredo Aceves. The club finished in the league’s bottom half in both ERA (3...

Report: Red Sox to sign reliever Koji Uehara

As the Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN were wrapping up on Thursday afternoon, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that the Red Sox were close to signing former Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers reliever Koji Uehara to a one-year contract for 2013 season. This signing marks the first time this offseason the Red Sox [...]

Red Sox sign Uehara

Reliever Koji Uehara signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox, according to a Dallas Morning News report. Uehara, who will turn 38 in April, posted a 1.75 ERA in 36 innings with the Texas Rangers in 2012, though he missed time with a strained lat muscle. He's expected to share end-of-the-game duties with Andrew Bailey and Junichi Tazawa in Boston's bullpen. Uehara...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 97: Why Couldn`t Koji Uehara Get a Bigger Contract? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Koji Uehara`s signing with the Red Sox and attempt to figure out why he doesn`t make more money and high-leverage appearances.

MLB: Napoli to Red Sox, Loney to Rays, A-Rod out

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox began to play catch-up by getting All-Star catcher Mike Napoli, Tampa Bay took a chance on James Loney and the New York Yankees prepared for more time minus Alex Rodriguez during a brisk Monday at baseball’s winter meetings. Soon after the Hall of Fame welcomed three new [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for...

Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino Not Flashy Signings, But Solid Additions as Red Sox Retool on Fly

In a lot of ways, Ben Cherington and the Red Sox are in an unenviable position. After suffering through the kind of disastrous campaign that the Red Sox did in 2012, most teams would take that as a sign to blow up the roster and rebuild from the ground up. The Red Sox do not have this luxury. The perception of reality is that the Red Sox, for whatever reason — whether it be the...

Rangers' roster could have different look

Go to any web site selling Texas Rangers gear and there they are: T-shirts and jerseys with the names Napoli, Hamilton and Young on the back. Soon, they could all be in the bargain bin. The Rangers are undergoing much more than a wardrobe change this winter. General manager Jon Daniels and team president Nolan Ryan are in the midst of reshaping the team. Mike Napoli is already...

A Farewell to Two Mikes

In recent days, the Rangers have let go of two Mikes. One has only been in Texas a short time while the other has been a fixture for more than a decade, but they are both memorable players in the franchise, if only for me. Each definitely has a special place in my baseball heart. \\\\//// First … Mike Napoli. When he came over to the Rangers before the 2011 season, I struggled...

Vote: What Has Been Ben Cherington’s Most Successful Offseason Move Thus Far?

The Boston Red Sox entered the 2012 winter meetings with some money to spend, and they have done just that. On Monday, Ben Cherington added a right-handed power bat to his lineup in Mike Napoli and followed that up by signing outfielder Shane Victorino on Tuesday. Both former All-Stars were signed to three-year deals and will bring a veteran presence to the Boston clubhouse. Even...

Red Sox Winter Meetings Roundup – Day 2

For the second day in a row, the Sox signed a top free agent to a 3-year, $39 million deal, locking up the “Flyin’ Hawaiian” Shane Victorino. Although they already have filled needs by signing Mike Napoli and Victorino, the team is far from done this offseason. Here’s a roundup of Tuesday’s rumors: -Free agent [...]
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