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Koji Uehara gets massive ovation in first return to Tokyo Dome in 10 years

Koji Uehara’s MLB career may have come to a close, as it doesn’t appear he’ll be returning to the league again, but he remains a legend in Japan.Uehara pitched for the Yomiuri Giants from 1999-2008 before making his first MLB stint with the Orioles, and he’s now returned to the place where his career began. The 42-year-old Uehara signed a one-year deal with the Giants roughly two...
Via The Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara signs with NPB's Yomiuri Giants

After a terrific nine-year run in Major League Baseball, veteran reliever Koji Uehara has returned to the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, the team announced (link via the Japan Times). Carlos Yamakazi of the Tokyo Sports Press had previously tweeted that Uehara would sign there and that the deal would be announced today.Now entering his age-43 season, Uehara...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching notes: How will the Rangers utilize Tim Lincecum?

Reliever Koji Uehara says that he is open to considering offers from teams in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league, as the Japan Times recently reported. That’s something of a reversal from the 42-year-old reliever, who had indicated he did not intend to play again in his homeland. After preparing for the MLB season, but finding interest scant, Uehara now says he has changed...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
14 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
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Boston Red Sox's bullpen gamble

By Shaun Ranft  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...
Via The Sports Post
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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