Junichi Tazawa Continues To Do Well At Closer With Koji Uehara Injured (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have won three games in a row, and the last two were closed out by Junichi Tazawa. Tazawa has been filling in for Koji Uehara at closer ever since he went down with a right wrist fracture. Tazawa had a 1.80 ERA and a .176 opponent’s batting average in his last five outings. “Junichi Tazawa has really done a good job for the Red Sox filling in for Koji Uehara...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Koji Uehara Is Wearing His Retirement On His Arm?

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is out for the year. Back on August 7th, he was nailed by a line drive to his pitching arm—and was eventually diagnosed with a broken right wrist. But, maybe the 40-year old doesn't have to worry about his next contract—considering what's on his injured arm. The bright yellow cast is adorned by autographs by every player on the 2015 Red Sox squad. Now...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Tweets Photo Of Cast Signed By Boston Red Sox Teammates

This embed is invalid" /> Koji Uehara is in good spirits. That probably qualifies as the least shocking news of the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 season — Uehara always seems to be in good spirits — but the injured closer hopped on Twitter after Thursday’s win over the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park to show off his cast. It’s signed by his Red Sox teammates...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Closing Time?

AP PhotoRyan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterKoji Uehara was struck in the arm, fracturing his wrist on the last pitch of the game Friday, ending his season. Uehara had recorded 25 saves in 27 opportunities to this point, and the rest of the pitching staff recorded 2 saves in 16 opportunities. The question now is; If the Red Sox somehow find themselves in a situation where...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Closer Situation Uncertain As Ever After Junichi Tazawa’s Blown Save

Who will replace Koji Uehara at the back end of Boston’s bullpen? After Tuesday night’s implosion in Miami, the Red Sox are no closer to answering that question than they were when an Ian Kinsler line drive ended Uehara’s season last Friday. Six relievers teamed up to blow a four-run lead in an eventual 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins, and the first applicant for Uehara’s...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara to miss remainder of 2015 season

BOSTON — A lost season for the Boston Red Sox got even uglier on Monday as Koji Uehara’s season came to an end due to a broken wrist suffered in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Uehara was hit by an Ian Kinsler line drive attempting to make the final out of Sunday’s 7-2 win. Although he was able to finish off the play, Uehara was clearly in pain. Initial X-rays came...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Koji goes down

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist. Both the team website and the Boston Herald name Junichi Tazawa and Jean Machi as closer "candidates," but Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe has a different take: "On Sunday, Sox manager John Farrell indicated that newly acquired Jean Machi would work as the closer in Uehara's absence ... Junichi...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss


The Red Sox season is like the guy that knocks over the Jenga structure with the first block pulled, then manages to somehow knock every single block off the table, even the ones on the very bottom. Koji Uehara hit the DL with a fractured wrist, and is done for the season, as originally speculated here after reading between the lines at other sites. I also read between the lines...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Out For Season With Fractured Wrist

After getting struck by a line drive at the end of Friday night's game against the Tigers, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara joked that the worst thing that would come of his injury would be that he couldn't drink beer.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Out For The Season With Broken Right Wrist

(AP Photo)Well, it wasn't a minor bone bruise—that's for sure. Koji Uehara suffered a broken wrist after being struck by a ball hit by Ian Kinsler on Friday. Uehara recovered and threw Kinsler out to end the game. The closer is out for the season. After x-rays that was read as "negative" and a subsequent MRI, the crack Red Sox medical staff finally figured out today that the wrist...
Via FenwayNation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara to miss rest of season

The Boston Red Sox‘ season has not gone according to script at all.  They are now going to have to finish the season without their top reliever in the bullpen.  Veteran right-handed closer Koji Uehara will be out for the rest of the season with a fractured wrist per reports.   The veteran closer was struck by a batted ball last Friday night.  His injury was originally diagnosed...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox closer Uehara out for season

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist. Uehara was hit by a line drive in Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers. He was diagnosed with a broken bone, and the team said on Monday he will be placed on the disabled list. The Red Sox said he is expected to make a full recovery. Uehara was the closer for Boston...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara To Miss Rest Of Red Sox’s Season With Right Wrist Fracture

The Boston Red Sox are out a closer for the remainder of the 2015 season. The team announced Monday that Koji Uehara would hit the disabled list for the rest of the year after being diagnosed with a non-displaced distal radius fracture in his right wrist. He’s expected to make a full recovery. X-rays taken Friday came back negative, but Uehara underwent a CAT scan Sunday after...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Uehara Headed To 15-Day Disabled List; Kelly To Close?

The Red Sox will announce this afternoon that closer Koji Uehara is headed to the 15-day disabled list. There is no further word on the nature or extent of his hand/wrist injury or the corresponding roster move that will be made. There is some speculation—completely unfounded at this point—that Joe Kelly may emerge in the closer role until Uehara can return. Kelly clearly has...
Via FenwayNation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox M*A*S*H Unit Tries To Win Tiger Series

The Red Sox awoke to more bad news on the injury front on Sunday. Closer Koji Uehara will have an MRI on his injured wrist today—to confirm that there is no structural damage. Also, both Pablo Sandoval (thumb) and Hanley Ramirez (ankle) will miss today's rubber game in Detroit.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Closer Koji Uehara To Undergo CAT Scan On Injured Wrist

Additional tests are forthcoming for Koji Uehara after the Boston Red Sox closer took a line drive off the right wrist during Friday’s win over the Detroit Tigers. X-rays on the wrist came back negative, but manager John Farrell said Uehara would undergo a CAT scan on the affected area Sunday. “As the swelling has gone down, just to rule anything out, so it’ll be a CAT scan...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Tweets Picture Of Wrist, Most Upset He Can’t Drink Beer (Photos)

As if we needed another reason to love Koji Uehara, the Boston Red Sox closer provided us with one for the ages Friday night. Uehara put a scare into everyone at the end of Friday’s 7-2 win over the Detroit Tigers, when his last pitch of the game was hit right back at him on a scorcher from Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler. Uehara was in obvious pain, but X-rays fortunately came...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Closer Koji Uehara Takes Line Drive Off Wrist; X-Rays Negative

Koji Uehara’s 25th save of the season came at a cost. The Boston Red Sox closer put the finishing touches on Friday’s 7-2 win over the Detroit Tigers, but the final batter of the game, Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, drilled him in the wrist with a line drive. Uehara was able to gather the ball and throw to first for the final out, but appeared to be in considerable pain...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout’s Heroics Against Red Sox Again Magnify Greatness For Angels

This embed is invalid" /> It’s tough being a Los Angeles Angels beat reporter nowadays, evident by the conundrum facing MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez immediately after Mike Trout launched a walk-off home run against Koji Uehara on Friday night to lift the Halos to a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. I don't know what else to write about Mike Trout.— Alden Gonzalez...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mike Trout Conquers Koji Uehara, Adds To Growing Legend

This embed is invalid" /> Mike Trout will get you sooner or later. The Boston Red Sox learned this Friday night when they contained Trout in his first three at-bats before the best player in Major League Baseball crushed a walk-off home run off Koji Uehara to lift the Los Angeles Angels to a 1-0 win at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Boston’s loss spoiled an excellent...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

At The Break: The State Of Your Boston Red Sox

While they have won 10 of their last 15 games, it's hard to get too excited about the 2015 Carmine Hose. At the All-Star Break, they are still in last place in the turgid American League East. And, while they are a hell of a lot closer to first place than they were a few weeks ago (6.5 games), they still have to climb over four teams to get to the top of the pack. Moreover, they...
Via FenwayNation
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Travis Shaw Breaks Out; Koji Uehara Joins Exclusive Club

BOSTON — Don’t count these Red Sox out just yet. After falling as many as 10 games back in the American League East, Boston has mounted a furious pre-All-Star break rally, scoring wins in seven of their last nine games to pull to within five games of the first-place New York Yankees in the division standings. The Red Sox knocked off the visiting Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday,...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Koji Uehara Saves The Day In Red Sox’s 4-3 Win Vs. Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox brought it down to the wire, but they had just enough to earn a 4-3 win — their third straight — against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. It wasn’t a pretty win by any means, but the Red Sox definitely are trending upward after taking the first two games in Toronto, as well as four of the five games on their current road trip. All of those wins come against...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Top Performers In the Month of May

View image | gettyimages.com 1. Koji Uehara The Red Sox late inning man has quite possibly been the Red Sox’s best and most consistent player this season.  This might not be the night to be writing this as he just had a blown save, even though it wasn’t his fault. Uehara has a 1.76 ERA on the season and had an ERA under one during the month of May. Uehara also registered...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Deserved Better From Red Sox In Stunning Loss To Rangers (Video)

The Boston Red Sox lost a stunner, 4-3, to the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Closer Koji Uehara will take both the blown save and the loss in the books, but to say Sunday’s disaster wasn’t his fault is an understatement. Ever the team player, though, Uehara shouldered the blame for allowing the Rangers to score the game-tying and game-winning runs with...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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