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Full Count | WEEI Jul 22, 2016

Junichi Tazawa activated to active roster, Noe Ramirez optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket

As expected, reliever Junichi Tazawa is back on the active 25-man roster as he was activated prior to Friday’s game with the Twins. As the corresponding move, Noe Ramirez was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Tazawa was on the disabled list with shoulder impingement since July 14, retroactive to July 4. He has made 35 […]
Fenway Nation Jul 22, 2016

Red Sox Activate Junichi Tazawa From Disabled List

The Red Sox today announced that they have activated relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Tazawa, the team optioned relief pitcher Noe Ramirez back to AAA. Tazawa went on the DL after suffering a right shoulder impingement on July 3rd. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Red Sox have racked up $35,000 in reimbursable mileage expenses for Noe's nearly daily trips between Pawtucket and Fenway Park.
Over the Monster Jul 22, 2016

Red Sox activate Junichi Tazawa, option Noe Ramirez to Pawtucket

The Red Sox' bullpen is on the mend. The Red Sox have activated Junichi Tazawa from the 15-day disabled list, optioning Noe Ramirez to Pawtucket ahead of Friday night's game against the Twins. The return of Tazawa is a nice boost for a Red Sox bullpen that's taken a lot of hits of late. There's been no small amount of concern with Tazawa being overworked these last couple years as Boston has had to rely on him heavily as one of their few strong relievers. All that wear may be what finally left him on the DL before the All-Star break, and could also be to blame for a late spike in ERA...
Over the Monster Jul 22, 2016

The Red Sox’ plethora of multi-inning relievers

The Red Sox are going to have to work to get through this rough stretch of bullpen injuries, but their group of multi-inning arms can help with that. It’s not secret that the Red Sox bullpen is hurting right now. It’s not showing up in the team’s overall performance — they’ve flown out of the gate in the second half — but the back-end is starting to drop like flies. The good news is Junichi Tazawa will be returning soon (likely today), which gives the late innings a familiar face to fill them. Still, Craig Kimbrel has been out for a couple of weeks now, and figures to be out for...
The Republican Jul 20, 2016
Joe Kelly nearing return to Red Sox, but wasn't called up to replace Koji Uehara

Joe Kelly nearing return to Red Sox, but wasn't called up to replace Koji Uehara

The Red Sox called up Noe Ramirez on Wednesday rather than Joe Kelly because Junichi Tazawa is expected to return from the disabled list Friday.
Fenway Nation Jul 20, 2016

No Surprsie: Koji Uehara Head To The 15-Day DL

As we suspected when witnessing the injury live last night, Koji Uehara is headed to the 15-day disables list with a right pectoral strain. As we stated earlier, this absence could be long and nasty—especially happening to an over-worked 40-year old. In the short term, it's likely that Brad Ziegler will take over closing duties. Also, the imminent return of both Junichi Tazawa and Joe Kelly will help things until both Uehara and Craig Kimbrel can get back (if at all).
Over the Monster Jul 20, 2016

The Red Sox bullpen is not in trouble

Even with four of their top arms down, the Red Sox bullpen is not in such dire straits The hits really do just keep coming. Early in the year, it was just Carson Smith, but in the last few weeks, the Red Sox have seen their bullpen hit by injuries to Craig Kimbrel, Junichi Tazawa, and Koji Uehara. For those keeping score, that's the group that would've been considered the top four from before the season began. When Uehara went down last night -- and it's still not clear that he's down for long -- there was no small amount of speculation that the Red Sox would be forced back into the trade...
The Republican Jul 19, 2016

Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa throws simulated, expected to be activated during Twins series (VIDEO)

Boston Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement, pitched a simulated game today at Fenway Park.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 19, 2016

Red Sox notes: Blake Swihart, Junichi Tazawa, Chris Young injury updates

Although the Red Sox are fairly healthy with their core players, some of their role players are still working their way back from injuries. Left fielder Blake Swihart continues to go through full baseball activities after suffering a severe ankle sprain back on June 4. Manager John Farrell said there is no set timetable on […]
The Republican Jul 18, 2016

Clay Buchholz's Boston Red Sox career might be nearing an end; examining his value to the team

Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa (shoulder impingement) could return from the 15-day disabled list tomorrow (Tuesday) against the San Francisco Giants.
Fenway Nation Jul 18, 2016

Is The 'Clay Buchholz Era' Coming To An End Soon?

As MassLive.com's Christopher Smith points out, with the imminent return of Junichi Tazawa, something's got to give on major-league roster. Matt Barnes and Heath Hembree still have minor-league options—but do the Red Sox really want to send down two pretty effective relievers? Of course, this raises the possibility of either trading or designating for assignment Clay Buchholz. He's currently moping around the bullpen with no defined role—except maybe mop-up relief in a blowout. The once Cy Young-worthy Texan seems almost resigned to the possibility of shedding his Carmine Hose. Ideally, a...
Over the Monster Jul 15, 2016

Daily Red Sox Links: Drew Pomeranz, Junichi Tazawa, Steven Wright

Today's links look at the Drew Pomeranz trade, another injury to the back of the bullpen, and MLB investigating the Red Sox once again. The Drew Pomeranz deal is certainly controversial, but it could be a win-win for both teams. (Dave Schoenfield; ESPN) He is certainly a big addition to a rotation that desperately needed it, but they could also use a big rebound from Eduardo Rodriguez. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Anderson Espinoza may be gone, but the Red Sox have plenty of prospects left. Which ones have affected their stock in 2016? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Lost in the...
The Republican Jul 14, 2016
Boston Red Sox place Junichi Tazawa on DL but righty could return Tuesday; Sox 'very encouraged'

Boston Red Sox place Junichi Tazawa on DL but righty could return Tuesday; Sox 'very encouraged'

The Boston Red Sox placed Junichi Tazawa on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder impingement. But the team feels the righty could be activated as soon as Tuesday.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 14, 2016

Red Sox place Junichi Tazawa (shoulder) on 15-day disabled list, recall RHP William Cuevas

Junichi Tazawa needs to go on the disabled list after all. On Thursday the Red Sox placed the reliever on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement retroactive to July 4. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher William Cuevas was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. Tazawa was unavailable for much […]

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