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KOJI UEHARA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Is closing time still Koji Time? Hard to say.

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterKoji Uehara had a rough time of it when he blew his first save of the season last night against the Baltimore Orioles. He didn't get much help from his defense (Allen Craig failed to make a diving catch in right field that allowed Adam Jones to reach 3rd), but the velocity on his splitter only clocked in at 76 last night, which...
Via RedSoxLife
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Says His Arm Strength Is Finally Back To Normal (Video)

Koji Uehara has been very good since coming off the disabled list April 13, so it may come as a surprise that he’s only now really starting to feel better. Uehara spoke with The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham before Saturday’s game in Baltimore, and the two talked about some of the nuances of Uehara’s pitch selection thus far. The 40-year-old closer...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Expected To Be Activated From DL For Red Sox Home Opener

It looks as though the Boston Red Sox won’t have to wait much longer for their closer to return. The club expects Koji Uehara to be activated from the 15-day disabled list before Monday’s home opener against the Washington Nationals, manager John Farrell told the Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato on Sunday. Uehara has been rehabbing from a hamstring...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Could Return For Red Sox’s Home Opener At Fenway Park

This embed is invalid" /> NEW YORK — The ninth inning could belong to Koji Uehara on Opening Day at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have not ruled out Uehara potentially returning for Monday’s home opener in Boston, manager John Farrell said before Friday’s game against the Yankees in the Bronx. Uehara, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury,...
Via NESN.com
April 10, 2015  |  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
March 28, 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: Four burning questions for the offseason

2014 was not kind to the Boston Red Sox. They floated at under .500 for most of the season and ended up 25 games out of first place in a surprisingly mediocre American League East that saw just two teams — the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees — finish with more than 83 wins. The good news is that with around $50 million in payroll available to spend this winter, Boston...
Via isportsweb.com
October 21, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Koji Uehara Hints At Fatigue Issues After Save

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)As MassLive.com's Jason Mastrodonato points out, Koji Uehara might just be too much of a perfectionist. Despite posting a 1.23 ERA so far this year, he's unhappy with a few of his recent outings. And, to be truthful, he has seemed a little more hittable this year than last—of course, last year was other-worldly. After last night's three-strikeout save,...
Via FenwayNation
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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