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Red Sox have had “preliminary talks” with free agent Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara struggled down the stretch and was shut down by the Red Sox for much of September, but Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the team has had “preliminary talks” about re-signing the free agent reliever. After being un-hittable for nearly two seasons Uehara went through a stretch of allowing 10 runs in six games, but then he finished the year with three straight...
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Romo To Red Sox Rumors Running Rampant

(Getty Images)If the Red Sox decide to let Koji Uehara walk this off-season, there will be a limited number of internal and external options to fill the critical ninth-inning role. Edward 'Turn And Face The' Mujica is probably not the answer and neither is Junichi Tazawa. One rumored outside option is San Francisco's displaced closer Sergio Romo (who last night gave up...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Bullpen Outlook: Koji Uehara’s Free Agency Isn’t Only Question

The Boston Red Sox’s pitching staff needs a facelift. The Red Sox enter the offseason with several openings in their starting rotation. The bullpen is in flux, too. Koji Uehara’s future isn’t the only question surrounding the Red Sox’s bullpen. Manager John Farrell said last week at least one of the organization’s young starters could shift to the ‘pen in 2015. General...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Still Interested In Re-Signing Koji Uehara After 2014 Season

The Boston Red Sox haven’t lost faith in Koji Uehara. Uehara’s recent rough patch might have forced the Red Sox to temporarily remove him from the closer’s role, but it did little to change Boston’s overall opinion of the veteran reliever. Re-signing Uehara, who is set to become a free agent after this season, remains an offseason priority for the Red Sox. “It hasn’t...
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Some times the worst deals are the ones you dont make

Koji Uehara by Kelly O’Connor Hashtag regret. I have no idea what hashtag means. I do know that it is the ‘pound’ symbol, but beyond that and using it to tag things, I couldnt tell you any more. Any way, that’s not important to this article. regret, however, is. I think most people have probably heard the mantra “sometimes the best deals are the ones you don’t make.”...
Via Fire Brand AL
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Working Way Back With Red Sox: Splitter ‘Still Not There’

Where, oh where has Koji Uehara’s splitter gone? That’s the question the Boston Red Sox are trying to figure out as the veteran reliever continues to work toward a return to game action. Even Uehara realizes his split-finger fastball hasn’t been effective in recent outings. “It’s still not there,” Uehara told’s Rob Bradford on Sunday regarding the life on his...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Uehara removed from closer role but not shut down

Koji Uehara has been removed from the Boston Red Sox’s closer role. However, he is not being shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season. Uehara will pitch in lower-leverage situations as he works through his ongoing struggles, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. The Red Sox’s hope is that Uehara will return to the closer’s role before the end of the season, but Edward...
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Koji Uehara wants to stay in Boston past this year

Koji Uehara, the 39-year-old closer for the Boston Red Sox, is under contract with Boston just through this season. He came up in many trade discussions, but the Red Sox ultimately decided that they would not move the 2013 ALCS MVP. Now, however, they may not get a return for him, as he may head elsewhere in free agency.Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Uehara wants...
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August 11, 2014  |  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...
July 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

WATCH: Koji Uehara picks off runner to end World Series Game 4

With the tying run at the plate, Cardinals rookie Kolton Wong got picked off at first base by Koji Uehara to end Game 4 of the World Series. It was the first time in the 109 year history of the World Series that a game ended on a pickoff. The play sealed a 4-2 win for the Red Sox and tied the series at two games apiece. Wong immediately knew he seriously screwed up. The post Koji...
Via The Nosebleeds
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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