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The Republican Nov 6, 2014
Red Sox podcast: Will lefty Andrew Miller join Koji Uehara in Boston's bullpen?

Red Sox podcast: Will lefty Andrew Miller join Koji Uehara in Boston's bullpen?

The Red Sox's bullpen construction was discussed in this week's NESN/MassLive.com Red Sox podcast.
The Republican Nov 5, 2014

Red Sox free agency: Qualifying offer for Koji Uehara unlikely as Red Sox prepare to bolster bullpen

Uehara, Burke Badenhop, Craig Breslow and David Ross all became free agents as of 9 a.m. Thursday morning.
Over the Monster Nov 3, 2014

Daily Red Sox Links: Koji Uehara, Yoenis Cespedes, Mike Napoli

Today's links include stories on all things Koji, the future of Craig Breslow in Boston, and reasons for Boston to spend big this winter. Jason Mastrodonato writes that Koji Uehara's deal is not one that comes without risk. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com) While there are risks, it's clear that the Red Sox have confidence in their closer. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston) As part of his weekly mailbag, Chad Finn acknowledges that even with Uehara, the team still needs to give him help in the bullpen. (Chad Finn; Boston.com) In other bullpen news, Boston decided to decline Craig Breslow's team...
Boston Herald Nov 3, 2014
Southpaw answers much needed in ’pen

Southpaw answers much needed in ’pen

The Red Sox took care of the back end of the bullpen last week when they inked free agent closer Koji Uehara to a two-year deal worth $9 million a season.They have plenty of work left.The mind-blowing effectiveness of the Giants and Royals bullpens at the World Series left a lasting impression on every team. Duplicating a Greg Holland, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera trio is every general manager’s dream. Easier said than done, but the Red Sox do not exactly have a huge mountain to climb to get there.
Over the Monster Oct 31, 2014

Red Sox must play it safe with Koji Uehara

The Red Sox have Koji back in Boston, but it's time to start treating him with a little more care than they've shown in years past. Koji Uehara is back in a Red Sox uniform, and with two years on his contract, will likely end his career in one. After all, with Uehara set to turn 40 come the beginning of the 2015 season, there just can't be that much left in the tank. Not even Mariano Rivera was ageless. Koji's mortality was something Red Sox fans were made pointedly aware of towards the end of the 2014 season. In six games from August 16 to September 4, Boston's closer allowed 10 runs in...
Fenway Nation Oct 31, 2014

Red Sox Ink Koji To Two-Year, $18 Million Deal

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Hopefully, this deal won't be remembered for the day we all learned about it—Halloween. The Red Sox took a big gamble on 40-year-old closer Koji Uehara—signing the free-agent to a two-year, $18 million deal. This more than doubles his 2014 salary of $4.5 million. Uehara was—of course—lights out in 2013, but had some pretty serious struggles at various points in 2014. Nevertheless, Boston is clearly banking on the continuance of his overall record in Carmine Hose—a 1.75 ERA over 138.2 innings. GM Ben Cherington talked about the importance of the early...

What Koji Uehara's deal means for the Orioles and free-agent reliever Andrew Miller

One of the more intriguing free agents this offseason, as it pertained to the Orioles, was Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara.
Rusney Castillo May Be Done for Winter

Rusney Castillo May Be Done for Winter

During a conference call held to announce the re-signing of closer Koji Uehara, Cherington also updated reporters on the status of outfielder Rusney Castillo, whose trip to the Arizona Fall League was cut short by a thumb injury.
Boston Herald Oct 31, 2014
Red Sox close two-year deal with Koji Uehara

Red Sox close two-year deal with Koji Uehara

All along, the Red Sox insisted that neither Koji Uehara’s late-season struggles nor the specter of his 40th birthday in April would diminish their desire to re-sign him.Yesterday, they proved it.And then they doubled down.
The Republican Oct 30, 2014

Red Sox free agency: Closer Koji Uehara agrees to two-year contract through age 41

The deal is worth $18 million, according to WEEI.com.
Full Count | WEEI Oct 30, 2014

Is there life after 40 for Koji Uehara and big league relievers?

A case can be made that Koji Uehara’s one-year deal that included a second-year vesting option, signed as a free agent in December 2012, represented one of the best free-agent deals in Red Sox history. Uehara performed at a level of historic distinction in both the regular season and postseason in 2013, and despite a […]
Baltimore Sun Oct 30, 2014

Red Sox bring Uehara back on 2-year deal

The Boston Red Sox announced on Thursday that reliever Koji Uehara will return to the club thanks to a two-year contract.
Full Count | WEEI Oct 30, 2014

Red Sox sign Koji Uehara to 2-year contract

The Red Sox have signed reliever Koji Uehara to a two-year contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal is worth $18 million total, according to a source. Uehara has a 1.75 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 47 saves in 137 appearances since joining the Red Sox two years ago. After helping lead the Red Sox to […]
Over the Monster Oct 30, 2014
Red Sox re-sign Koji Uehara through 2016

Red Sox re-sign Koji Uehara through 2016

Koji and his high fives will be in Boston for two more seasons. Players across Major League Baseball became free agents on Thursday, but as of now, they can only re-sign with their most recent club. That works just fine for Koji Uehara and the Red Sox, though, as the team announced they've re-signed the closer for two years. WEEI's Alex Speier reports that it's for $18 million total, so the luxury tax hit will be $9 million for both 2015 and 2016. Uehara had a "down" year in 2014, at least compared to 2013 when he was essentially untouchable. He still managed a 2.52 ERA and 10 times as...
Rotoworld Oct 30, 2014

Red Sox re-sign Uehara to two-year deal - Koji Uehara (R) Boston Red Sox

Red Sox re-signed RHP Koji Uehara to a two-year contract.

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