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Edward Mujica (RP, BOS) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues (if you need saves) ANALYSIS: With the Red Sox out of contention, Koji Uehara was shut down for the remainder of the season. Edward Mujica has stepped into the closer’s role, making him the latest edition to our waiver wire sleepers list for saves. Tonight he nailed down his 4th save […]
Via RotoBaller
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Re-Signing Koji Uehara Is A Red Sox Priority

Koji: Worth Re-Upping For 2015The Red Sox have let it be known that they view the re-signing of soon-to-be free agent closer Koji Uehara as an "offseason priority". As we have written, we think this a good thing—although the team needs to do some medium-range planning for future ninth-innings post-Koji. Said GM Ben Cherington, "The way that he handled the recent...
Via FenwayNation
3 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...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica Effective In Closer Role Amid Koji Uehara’s Struggles (Video)

It is unclear who will be the closing pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in the future. Koji Uehara has been struggling of late, and Edward Mujica — who’s signed through 2015 — has been effective in his place. And as The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham pointed out, Uehara isn’t a lock to return to Boston when he becomes a free agent at the conclusion of the season. Check out...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Beat Royals Behind Webster’s Strong Start

The Sox headed into Kansas City and won the first game of the series behind Buchholz’s strong start.  Last night rookie Allen Webster took the mound against Ventura.  Webster has struggled lately, but he seemed to get it together last night and was in line for the win.  The outing also saw Koji Uehara take the mound and put the struggles of the last month behind him.  Mujica...
Via Fenway West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Koji Uehara’s Return Yields Good Energy, Better Results

The Boston Red Sox have the Kansas City Royals’ number. The Red Sox improved to 5-0 against the Royals this season with a 4-2 win Friday at Kauffman Stadium. Boston is doing its best to play spoiler as Kansas City remains lodged in a dogfight with the Detroit Tigers atop the American League Central. Pitching was the story for Boston in Friday’s victory. The Red Sox retired the...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  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 WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford on Sunday regarding the life on his...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 23 Closer Report

Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Welcome to another edition of the Closer Report here at the Fantasy Fix for Week 23. News continues to come out of a variety of bullpens so we’ll keep reporting on it until it stops. Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve moved the Fantasy Fix Closer Report Chart to its full time home right here. Also, my look at the 2015...
Via The Fantasy Fix
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Time Comes To An End

After a spectacular 2013 regular season and dominant playoff run, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is finally out of gas. Koji time has not been the same since late August, as Uehara has allowed 10 runs in his last six appearances, prompting John Farrell’s decision to remove him from the…
Via CLNS Radio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Edward Mujica Looking Forward To Closing Games (Video)

Edward Mujica is taking over the closer role for the Boston Red Sox on a temporary basis, which will give usual closer Koji Uehara a little break after pitching a lot of innings over the last two seasons. Mujica closed for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013, so he knows the closer role well and how it differs from being a setup or middle relief pitcher. Check out the video above to...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara out as Red Sox closer

A day after blowing his third consecutive save opportunity and taking his third loss in his last five appearances, the Boston Red Sox have temporarily removed Koji Uehara from the closer role. Edward Mujica will take over ninth-inning duties. Entering Thursday night's game against the New York Yankees with a 4-3 lead, Uehara gave up a game-tying home run to Mark Teixeira before...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh, the Uehara! Koji Removed as Closer

Koji Uehara has been removed from the closer role temporarily after surrendering two homers in a blown save on Thursday night. This was just the latest in the series of unfortunate innings. In his last six appearances he's given up a total of 10 runs and 14 hits. Owners know Uehara has been very un-Koji like for a while now, posting a 5.09 ERA in 17.2 innings since the All...
Via Razzball
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Koji Uehara swan song been sung?

(AP photo / Kathy Willens)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Somethings are too good to be true.Watching Koji Uehara throughout the 2013 season, you could not help but wonder at the effectiveness of his pitches.You secretly asked yourself, come on and admit you did, that how can a guy throw mediocre fastballs at 89 MPH and completely shut down hitters of all shapes and sizes with...
Via RedSoxLife
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara’s Role Change Adds To Weird Situation For Boston Red Sox

Are the Boston Red Sox preparing Koji Uehara for his next team? Probably not. The Red Sox have made it clear they’d like to re-sign Uehara, who is set to become a free agent after this season, and there’s no reason to believe Boston won’t meet the right-hander’s contractual demands. But the Red Sox still face a unique situation given Uehara’s impending free agency. The...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox temporarily replace Uehara as closer

BOSTON (AP) Koji Uehara has been removed temporarily from his closer's role with the Boston Red Sox. The move comes one day after Uehara allowed solo homers by Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley in the ninth inning that lifted the New York Yankees to a 5-4 win. It was Uehara's third loss in five outings and his third straight blown save opportunity. Manager John Farrell says...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Would You Trust This Man With Your Team’s Lead?

Hell, I would. Look at the way he’s holding that baby. The man knows from keeping **** safe from the horrible, horrible world we live in. And the more I look at this photo of a shirtless Edward Mujica holding a baby — let those words sink in a bit — the more I’m convinced that he’s just the man to replace Koji Uehara as closer for the final, meaningless, twenty-something...
Via Surviving Grady
15 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara's failures lead Red Sox to question his future

In a particularly trying season, the Boston Red Sox found themselves stinging from Thursday's failure by closer Koji Uehara. With a chance to slap the New York Yankees with a loss and hurt their playoff dreams, Uehara allowed a ninth-inning home run to Mark Teixeira to tie the game at Yankee Stadium. Then, Chase Headley homered for a 5-4 victory. The Yankees had one hit since...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara May Get Shut Down by Red Sox

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara gave up two home runs in the ninth inning last night to allow the New York Yankees a come-from-behind win, and has allowed 10 runs  in his last 4 2/3 innings of work.  Coupled with the fact that Uehara  is 39 years old, the team may just decide to shut him down for the rest of the season, or at the very minimum limit his appearances over the...
Via Baseball News Source
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Team Considering Shutting Down Koji Uehara

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara just hasn’t been the same player this year as he was during last year’s World Series run. Uehara gave up two home runs in the ninth inning last night, and he’s given up 10 runs in his last four and two-thirds innings. Alex Speier of WEEI reports that the Red Sox are considering shutting down Uehara for the rest of the year for a two distinct...
Via Standing O Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji May Be Shut Down After Sixth Bad Outing

(Kathy Willens/AP)Koji Uehara is pitching like it's 19.28—not the year, the ERA. Over his last six outings, that's how bad the formerly untouchable closer has been—giving up 14 hits, 10 earned runs and 4 HRs over just 4.2 innings! Admit it, you've always wondered how he got guys out—it seemed almost like magic. The answer to his recent failures is, according to...
Via FenwayNation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Passes Jose Canseco With Big Night In Bronx

The Boston Red Sox received another reminder Thursday that this is 2014 and not 2013. Koji Uehara crashed and burned in the Red Sox’s series finale against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. He surrendered two home runs in the ninth inning as Boston suffered a 5-4, walk-off loss. The defeat isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of things given the Red Sox’s place in the...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara’s Blown Save Could Force Red Sox To Finally Shut Down Closer

Could Derek Jeter’s final game against the Boston Red Sox in the Bronx also be Koji Uehara’s final game of 2014? Uehara surrendered two home runs in the ninth inning Thursday as the New York Yankees walked off with a 5-4 win at Yankee Stadium. The blown save was the latest in a string of rough performances for Uehara, who the Red Sox could — and should — finally consider...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Yankees Walk Off With 2 Homers In 9th Off Uehara

The Red Sox (61-79) lost two out of three this week from the Yankees (72-66) after Koji Uehara gave up two home runs in the bottom of the ninth in a 5-4 loss. 
Via CLNS Radio
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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