Red Sox trade John Lackey to Cardinals for Allen Craig, Joe Kelly

The Boston Red Sox have traded veteran pitcher John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Allen Craig and right-hander Joe Kelly. Lackey, 35, has compiled a 149-114 record and a 4.02 ERA. He was an All-Star in 2007. Lackey missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy john surgery in 2011. He is 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA in 21 starts this season. Craig, 30, was selected...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates Possibly Eyeing Blockbuster Trade For Jon Lester, Other Red Sox

By now, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ interest in Jon Lester has widely been reported. But the ace might not be the Boston Red Sox player the Buccos have their eyes on. The Pirates also have interest in relievers Koji Uehara and Andrew Miller, left-handed starter/reliever Felix Doubront, outfielder Jonny Gomes, first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp and third baseman Will Middlebrooks, John...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox have no intentions of trading Uehara

While Red Sox pitchers from Jon Lester to Andrew Miller find themselves in the middle of trade rumors, it appears that another potential free agent pitcher will be staying put. There's been little talk about the Sox entertaining offers for closer Koji Uehara -- and there's a reason for that. "He's the easiest to retain,'' said a baseball source. Translation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Papi HR Delivers First Win At MostPulp, 3-2

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)David Ortiz hit a three-tun HR that propelled the Red Sox to a 3-2 win—their first this year at Tampa's MostPulpDome. Allen Webster got his second career win, going 5 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs. Andrew Miller—who may be wearing other laundry by week's end—pitched a clean seventh. Koji Uehara pitched the ninth inning for his 21st...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Lucchino: Red Sox, Jon Lester to talk contract after season

Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said Thursday on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” that contract talks with Jon Lester have been put on hold until the offseason. “[Ben Cherington] may still have some continuing discussion with [agent] Seth[Levinson] on other issues or other matters, but certainly the negotiation, the parties have agreed to let’s step away and do this...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade rumor latest

Photo from USA TodayConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe trade deadline is inching ever closer, and as such, there are a lot of rumors swirling surrounding the Red Sox with some believing the Sox season over. Without further ado, here is the latest buzz surrounding the Sox.Koji Uehara: Bleacher Report is reporting that Koji Uehara could be valuable in a trade...
Via RedSoxLife
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Koji Uehara, Andrew Miller drawing significant interest

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox are receiving plenty of calls from teams inquiring on their bullpen arms.There's been a lot of interest in Koji and Andrew Miller but neither are going anywhere given Boston's recent hot streak..— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 21, 2014 #452363016 / gettyimages.comAt this point, it doesn't appear likely...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Koji Uehara on the Move?

Shut down closers are difficult to find, especially one like the right-handed arm of Koji Uehara. July is a month marked by escalating speculation by the media since the non-waiver trade deadline is July 31. With the Red Sox mired in the American League East cellar and needing a prolonged winning streak just to reach .500, much has been written about the club potentially dealing...
Via Baseball News Source
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Preview: 7/17/14 versus the Kansas City Royals

Boston, Mass- It's time. The Red Sox got the chance to rest this week for the All Star Break, with all position players staying home and watching the All Star Game from home. Only Koji Uehara and Jon Lester got the invite, and they pitched a combined 1.1 innings for the American League. Overall, the break was used for the reason it was intended: to relax and get some time away...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Koji Uehara, Jonathan Papelbon & Huston Street

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox All-Star Recap: Jon Lester Has Fun; Koji Uehara Wants To Golf

The Boston Red Sox will have home-field advantage in the World Series if they’re able to turn their season around and march their way into this year’s Fall Classic. The American League defeated the National League 5-3 at Tuesday’s 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota. Both of the Red Sox’s All-Star representatives, Jon Lester and Koji Uehara...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Closer Koji Uehara Garners Rave Reviews From Fellow All-Stars

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is set to suit up for his first All-Star Game at age 39, making him the sixth-oldest first-timer in the Midsummer Classic’s history. In the opinion of some of his fellow All-Stars, Uehara’s selection has been a long time coming. “It’s great that Koji is here,” Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, a former teammate of Uehara’s...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Full 2014 MLB All-Star Rosters: Koji Uehara, Fernando Rodney Among Replacements

The full lineups for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game are officially set. The league announced the last of its replacement players on Sunday, with Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon and San Francisco Giants hurler Tim Hudson among the late additions. Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara also joins teammate Jon Lester on the American League Roster, as he was selected to replace injured...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara May Be On The Tiger Radar Screen

Headed To Motown?There's been a lot of back-and-forth lately about the wisdom of trading Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. The proponents cite Koji's age (39), the fact that Boston is pretty much out of post-season contention, and the likelihood that Uehara would bring a boatload of decent players/prospects in return. People who oppose a trade argue that some elite closers have...
Via FenwayNation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Koji Uehara Makes First All Star Team

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is the latest addition to the AL All Star Team pitching staff. Uehara made his first All Star team as Yankees rookie pitcher Masahiro Tanaka hit the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.   
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara named to AL All-Star roster in place of Masahiro Tanaka

With Masahiro Tanaka going to the disabled list, the American League needed another arm for their All-Star squad. Enter Koji Uehara who is having another strong season as the closer of the Boston Red Sox. In 41 2/3 innings of work this season Uehara has a 1.30 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 52/6 K/BB ratio. This is his first selection to the All-Star game. .@RedSox closer Koji Uehara will replace...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Selected to Replace Tanaka at the All Star Game

Koji Uehara is going to the All Star Game for the first time in his career.  Uehara was selected to replace Masahiro Tanaka on the roster.  Tanaka was placed on the 15 Day DL with a right arm issue and therefore will not be able to pitch in the game.  Uehara will join fellow Red Sox Jon Lester at Target Field for the All Star Game on Tuesday July 15th. Congrats to Koji!  It is much deserved!
Via Fenway West
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Added To AL All-Star Roster, Replaces Masahiro Tanaka

The Boston Red Sox will officially be sending two players to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis. As expected, closer Koji Uehara was added to the American League roster on Wednesday, replacing the injured Masahiro Tanaka, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees shortly before the league made the announcement. .@RedSox closer Koji Uehara will replace...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Trade Rumors Roundup: Drew, Uehara and Peavy on the move?

Michael Ivins/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterWith the trade deadline looming and the Red Sox 11 games under .500, it's time to consider which members of the Red Sox squad may be out, as well as who they might bring in. And, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, there could be any one (or more) of several Sox on the move, including their 2...
Via RedSoxLife
24 days ago  |  1 Comment

Time to Trade Koji Uehara?

As we look back on the Red Sox season so far coming off a World Series Championship, it has been a huge disappointment.
Via CLNS Radio
25 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  1 Comment

Contenders Should Call the Red Sox For Trades

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport Just as the header here says, I believe there are several contenders who should or need to be on the phone with Ben Cherington and the Boston Red Sox about pitching help.  Of course the issue right now is that the Red Sox brass will drag their feet with a “wait and see” approach as they are “only” 6 games out. And, sure, they have a chance...
Via The Sideline
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Dealing With ‘Little Bit Of Fatigue’ After Red Sox’s Loss

BOSTON — The Red Sox have come to expect a lot — perhaps too much, at times — of Koji Uehara. When the typically dominant closer looks average, like he did Tuesday, it throws everyone for a loop. Uehara entered Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs in the ninth inning with the score tied 1-1. He immediately ran into trouble and allowed a run en route to a 2-1 loss, after...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Cubs Score Late, Win 2-1

  The Red Sox offensive woes against the Cubs continue, as they’ve scored just once in the first two games and lose tonight’s contest 2-1. Koji Uehara proved ineffective tonight as the Cubs scored the go-ahead run in the ninth. Although Uehara cannot help the fact his team left 10…
Via CLNS Radio
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Closer Sean Doolittle Vows Revenge After At-Bat Against Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara can sit dead red if he ever grabs a bat and faces Sean Doolittle. Doolittle, who is having a tremendous season as the Oakland Athletics’ closer, was forced to pinch-hit Sunday in the 10th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 7-6 win because injuries left the A’s without a designated hitter or any players on the bench. Doolittle grounded out to end the game, though he...
Via NESN.com
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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