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KOJI UEHARA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Koji Uehara Has Been Great, But Can He Keep It Up All Season? (Video)

Amid serious struggles from the starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen has been a bright spot. As a whole, Red Sox relievers have combined for a 2.45 ERA, good for fourth in the American League. Closer Koji Uehara has been a big part of the group’s success on the back end, but despite his performance NESN’s Dennis Eckersley and Steve Lyons...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz suspended one game for contact with ump

Your browser does not support iframes. Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine from MLB on Tuesday for making contact with umpire John Tumpane during Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Ortiz has elected to appeal the suspension, which was scheduled to begin Tuesday. “It’s kind of a weird situation...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara’s Extreme Splitter Usage

As noted in Sunday’s column, Koji Uehara has thrown 24 pitches this season, and 21 of them have been splitters. Even for a two-game sample, that’s pretty extreme. Only one other pitcher – Red Sox teammate Edward Mujica (57.6%) – has thrown a splitter with more than 50% frequency in the early going. Last year’s […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Wishes Koji Uehara Happy Birthday, Calls Him Old (Photos)

Koji Uehara celebrated his birthday Friday, and David Ortiz was quick to point out how old the pitcher is. The Boston Red Sox closer is 40, making him the oldest guy on the team. Ortiz, who doesn’t turn the big four-oh until November 18, posted not one, but two photos to Instagram wishing Uehara a happy birthday while reveling in the fact that he...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Not Likely To Be Ready For Boston Red Sox For Opening Day

This embed is invalid" /> The ninth inning probably will look a little different to begin the season. Koji Uehara, who has been battling a hamstring injury, is “not likely” to be ready for Opening Day, according to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. While Uehara hasn’t officially been ruled out for the Red Sox’s April 6 opener, Farrell indicated...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Koji Uehara Not Ruled Out For Opening Day After Bullpen Session

The Boston Red Sox’s offense finally came alive Saturday, but off-field developments took up a majority of the focus. The Red Sox smacked 10 hits en route to a 9-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Saturday afternoon’s Grapefruit League matchup. While Boston was rounding the bases, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara participated in his...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Koji Uehara missing Opening Day?

A key piece for the Boston Red Sox bullpen is their closer, Koji Uehara. But how will the Red Sox perform without their closer on Opening Day? The soon-to-be 40-year old, right-handed pitcher is speculated to miss Opening Day against the Philadelphia Phillies. Uehara is still in the process of recovering from a hamstring injury that occurred during spring training. The last day that...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Uehara Was Bothered By Back Pain In 2014

Koji Uehara's horrific run last August and September was apparently not due to fatigue—as had been previously thought. It has now been revealed that Boston's closer was experiencing back pain during that period that forced an alteration in his pitching mechanics. Said Koji, "I didn’t talk about it at that time. I think I’m over it. I’m not going to go into specifics, but...
Via FenwayNation
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Boston Red Sox's bullpen gamble

The Boston Red Sox have made several moves during our most recent edition of MLB’s offseason. Adding infielders Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval was big, but they’ve also beefed up their starting rotation with the acquisitions of Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson. Yet, one of their earliest moves might just end up proving to be the strangest: re-signing Koji...
Via The Sports Post
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Koji Uehara edition

Depending on your outlook, I’m either about to make the wisest or most mind-numbingly stupid statement you’ve heard all day: the Boston Red Sox need to trade Koji Uehara right now. After suffering a three-game sweep to the hands of the lowly Chicago Cubs, Boston has dropped their record down to 38-47, nine games under .500, and 8.5 games behind the first-place Toronto Blue Jays...
Via isportsweb.com
July 03, 2014  |  1 Comment
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