Beer in the Shower

It’s a beer in the shower kind of morning. Seriously, what is it with this baseball season? I know that you know exactly what I’m talking about. The tension is so thick that you could poke it with one of A-Rod’s used steroids needles. And its only mid-April. There’s five and a half months of regular season baseball left before the postseason begins. This tension is being...
Via Sox and Dawgs
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Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia, Koji Uehara, Shane Victorino all due back this week

The Boston Red Sox find themselves in last place in the American League East at 5-8 as play begins on April 15. While it is still very early, they could use the services of three key players who have missed action or played below expectations due to injury. Dustin Pedroia, Koji Uehara, and Shane Victorino are all due back by the end of this week, and their returns could help boost...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Koji Uehara On Shoulder Injury: ‘I Think It Was More Mental’

The injury that is currently sidelining Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara might be more mental than physical. During some pregame long-toss last Friday at Yankee Stadium, Uehara began to feel some tightness in his right shoulder and it triggered some memories to the injury that set him back two years ago while with the Texas Rangers. Back then, Uehara missed two months with a strained...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Koji Uehara Will Throw Bullpen Session Wednesday

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is on the road to recovery. Uehara, who did not play in the Red Sox’s final three games of their series against the New York Yankees because of stiffness in his throwing shoulder, received good news on Monday when an MRI revealed no structural damage on his right shoulder. The good news continues to roll in for Uehara as manager John Farrell told...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia, Koji Uehara Set To Rejoin Red Sox On Tuesday

The Boston Red Sox will be joined by some familiar faces on Tuesday. Dustin Pedroia and Koji Uehara will both return to the team after undergoing exams from the team’s medical staff on Monday, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports. Pedroia, who was dealing with a wrist injury that kept him out of the lineup Sunday against the New York Yankees, underwent an MRI that showed no fracture...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sign of relief: Dustin Pedroia’s wrist is not broken

As I noted when right fielder Shane Victorino went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, the Boston Red Sox have the depth in the outfield to overcome his temporary loss to start the season. So far, they have endured although their record of 5-8 and three losses in four games to the New York Yankees do not make it look that way. Standings placement does not mean anything...
Via Beantown Banter
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Red Sox Injury Updates: Koji Uehara, Shane Victorino

The big injury concern in Boston right now is Dustin Pedroia & his injured wrist.  Take a read of that current situation right here.  The Red Sox have concerns around their closer Koji Uehara & outfielder Shane Victorino as well.  Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe gives us the update on both.Koji UeharaUehara has been unavailable to the Red Sox since Thursday while...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Uehara Expected To Pitch In Pale Hose Series

(AP Photo)Koji Uehara threw off flat ground yesterday and based on the results of that session, the Red Sox expect the closer to pitch in the upcoming White Sox series in Chicago. Said manager John Farrell, "At this point, we’re hopeful and expecting him to return to us in Chicago. We’d still like to get him off a mound in a bullpen session or get him back in a game, but...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Expected Back For Red Sox During Series In Chicago

A sore shoulder for Koji Uehara likely will not land the Boston Red Sox closer on the disabled list. Uehara, who was unavailable for the final three games of the Red Sox’s series against the New York Yankees, threw off flat ground Sunday, and manager John Farrell told reporters that he expects to have the right-hander back sometime during the team’s upcoming three-game set against...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox undecided on DL for Koji Uehara, tests Monday may help

Although it is not yet determined, it looks more like the Boston Red Sox will have to place their closer, Koji Uehara, on the disabled list. For the fourth straight day on Sunday, Uehara was unavailable to pitch. He did throw some long toss in Yankee Stadium, but he will most likely return to Boston on Monday for further evaluation. Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net Boston made...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No decision yet on Koji Uehara and the DL, bullpen solid

When the Boston Red Sox pulled into the Bronx Thursday night to face their fiercest rivals, they had every inclination to make sure that they had the lead going into the ninth inning in each game. They had Koji Uehara in the bullpen to help ensure victory just as the Yankees had with Mariano Rivera for so many years. Uehara, however, has not yet appeared in the series’ first three...
Via Beantown Banter
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Watch - Shoulder Stiffness

The Boston Red Sox will be without closer Koji Uehara for the second straight day as he deals with a shoulder issue.  If he ends up on the disabled list, Edward Mujica would take over as the Sox closer.  Mujica has 42 career saves, 37 of them coming with the St. Louis Cardinals last season.Tweets about "koji uehara"
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara still unavailable, no decision yet if DL is needed

The Boston Red Sox were without Koji Uehara for the second consecutive day as they faced the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon. After both the closer and manager John Farrell slow-played the magnitude of the shoulder tightness Uehara experienced while throwing before Friday’s game, the team has chosen not to rush the decision about a possible trip to the disabled list. “He’s...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Confident In Red Sox Relief Pitcher Edward Mujica (Video)

Edward Mujica came into the ninth inning of Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees and picked up his first save of the season. With regular closer Koji Uehara nursing a shoulder injury, Mujica entered in relief and gave the Red Sox their first win against the Yankees this season. Manager John Farrell said after the game that he has confidence in Mujica, who struggled...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox closer Uehara still out with shoulder stiffness, return uncertain

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is still out because of stiffness in his right shoulder and it's uncertain when he will be able to pitch again.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox' Koji Uehara unavailable again, DL stint possible

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is unavailable for the second straight day with shoulder soreness and could be headed to the disabled list. The news was tweeted by Joel Sherman of the New York Post on Saturday morning:Uehara not available for #Redsox again, DL stint possible but not decided yet #Yankees— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) April 12, 2014Uehara missed Friday's win...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Out Saturday; Will Long-Toss On Sunday

Red Sox Uber-Closer Koji Uehara will not pitch for the second straight day on Saturday due to "shoulder stiffness". According to CSNNE.com's Seas McAdam, Uehara will engage in a little "long-toss" on Sunday and be re-evaluated. There is a chance that he could return to Boston on Monday for further examination. As yet, no roster moves have been made. Edward...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

#KojiTime could see DL time

It may be a while before he see Kojipumped up following another save.Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterAfter sitting out a potential close situation Friday due to what the team has called shoulder stiffness, Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara could now possibly hit the 15-day DL.Prior to Friday's game against the Yankees in Yankee Stadium, Uehara was long-tossing and afterward told...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox' bullpen is a weapon

When I was doing my preseason predictions, one of the things I stated was that it seemed impossible that the Boston Red Sox bullpen could be as good as it was last season when it was one of the reasons the team went all the way to the World Series title. While we are still in small sample size territory, it looks like I was dead wrong. It appears the bullpen for the Red Sox is every...
Via The Flagrant Fan
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji day to day with right shoulder stiffness

The Red Sox had to stay away from Koji Uehara in Friday night's 4-2 victory against the Yankees, as the star closer felt some tightness in his right shoulder during pregame activities. "Just tightness before the game playing catch," Uehara said through an interpreter. "It's difficult to explain, but just tightness. Two years ago, when I was with Texas, I felt...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Sidelined For Boston Red Sox Because Of Shoulder Tightness

NEW YORK — Koji Uehara’s absence from the ninth inning Friday came as a major surprise. The Boston Red Sox turned to reliever Edward Mujica in the ninth inning of Friday’s 4-2 win over the New York Yankees because Uehara is dealing with shoulder stiffness. Uehara said after Friday’s game he started to feel discomfort while playing catch before the game and told manager John...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Closer Report – April 10th update

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...
Via FF Locker Room
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Celebrates Birthday In Style; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Win

The Red Sox now will be even happier when they receive their 2013 World Series rings at Fenway Park on Friday. Boston took two of three from the Baltimore Orioles to start the 2014 season. The Red Sox, who lost to the Orioles on Opening Day on Monday, earned wins in the final two games of the season-opening series. Boston’s offense pounded out 14 hits in Thursday’s 4-3 win, with...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz signs contract extension with Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have signed slugger David Ortiz to a contract extension that pays him $16 million in 2015 and could keep him with the Red Sox through 2017. The Red Sox announced the extension late Sunday night.  The deal includes a vesting club option for 2016 based on plate appearances in ’15 and a club option for ’17. “With this agreement, we have near certainty that...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Three key questions for the Boston Red Sox

If I’m a Red Sox fan going into 2014, I’m feeling pretty good about life. Three titles in ten years, with a different core of players each time? That’s the stuff teams dream about. Boston will look to make it four titles in 11 years in 2014, but there are still some things that need to be answered before they begin their march to October. Does A.J. Pierzynski have anything...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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