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Boston Herald 17 hours ago

Red Sox Notebook: Alexi Ogando close to form of old

FORT MYERS — By virtue of his success two years ago for the St. Louis Cardinals, Edward Mujica will get the first crack at closing games for the Red Sox if Koji Uehara starts the season on the disabled list.But don’t be surprised to see Alexi Ogando in the ninth inning, too.Ogando has been among the most impressive pitchers in camp, striking out 5-of-15 batters in four Grapefruit League appearances and exhibiting the velocity he showed before injuring his elbow last season with the Texas Rangers.
Over the Monster Mar 25, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Koji Uehara, Trey Ball

Today's links look at the issues with having all of the Red Sox' outfield depth, time missed by David Ortiz, and what happens if Joe Kelly starts the year on the DL. Problems such as the Red Sox' outfield situation are often described as "good problems to have." At what point do they become just plain old problems? (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) David Ortiz explains why he's missed some time recently. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com) Apparently some people have an issue with Ortiz missing this time? Stop doing that. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) It's looking more and more like Koji Uehara is...
Boston Herald Mar 25, 2015
Koji Uehara no closer to field

Koji Uehara no closer to field

JUPITER, Fla. — The health of Koji Uehara has turned into a big question mark.The Red Sox cannot even say for sure when their closer will pitch from a mound again this month.Little wonder, then, that the team is prepared for Uehara not to be ready to pitch on Opening Day, April 6 in Philadelphia.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 24, 2015

John Farrell: ‘Growing concern’ Red Sox closer Koji Uehara won’t be ready for Opening Day

It’s looking more and more like Koji Uehara won’t be ready to start the season. Speaking to reporters in Jupiter on Tuesday morning, Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged that the closer, who is battling a hamstring strain, is running out of time to be ready for the opener in Philadelphia on April 6. “I […]
Fenway Nation Mar 24, 2015
Koji's Opening Day Readiness In Serious Doubt

Koji's Opening Day Readiness In Serious Doubt

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)After putting on a good face for several days, Red Sox manager John Farrell has finally admitted that Koji Uehara may not be ready for Opening Day (April 6th in Philadelphia). Uehara has been suffering from right hamstring tightness—and has not pitched in a game since March 14th. As each new day passes without game action for the closer, his readiness for Opening Day becomes more doubtful. Said Farrell, "I think with each passing day he's not in a game, there's growing concern, concern in the sense, 'Will he be ready for April 6?' And we're just working through...
The Republican Mar 24, 2015

Red Sox injury news: Concern Koji Uehara will not be ready for Opening Day (report)

Manager John Farrell expressed a 'growing concern' Koji Uehara wouldn't be ready for Opening Day.
Red Sox Concerned Koji Uehara May Not Be Ready for Opening Day

Red Sox Concerned Koji Uehara May Not Be Ready for Opening Day

With the start of the 2015 MLB season still a couple weeks away, the Red Sox may already have a problem in the bullpen.
Over the Monster Mar 20, 2015

Opening day in doubt for Koji Uehara, who closes for Red Sox?

There's no guarantee the Red Sox will have their closer ready come the first game of the season. Who could take over if Koji can't play? Koji Uehara has been out with a hamstring strain for a few days now, and with no date set for his return to the mound, Boston's closer is uncertain whether or not he'll be ready to go come Opening Day. It took a while for Uehara to win the closing role in 2013, with fans surviving through runs from Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey before the Sox found their fan in Koji. Since then, excepting a break towards the end of last year when the games no longer...

Hot Stove Show 03-19-15

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.
Fenway Nation Mar 19, 2015
Should The Sox Consider A Papelbon Return?

Should The Sox Consider A Papelbon Return?

Papelbon Flying High In 2007Koji Uehara, our 40-year-old closer, is hurting. Edward Mujica—his likely sub—is a crap shoot. Matt Barnes—the young stud who could fill-in—has been spotty this Spring. So, is there a case to be made for bringing back Jonathan Papelbon, right? The mere suggestion has brought on a torrent of controversy in The Nation. WEEI.com's Rob Bradford asked Papelbon point-blank if he'd consider a return to The Carmine Hose. Said Pap, "Of course, yeah. Of course I would. But you know that's a lot easier said than done." No kidding. A lot of fans recall his implosion in...
Boston Herald Mar 19, 2015

Edward Mujica ready to step in

FORT MYERS — He was supposed to be the fail-safe to the dominant closer who was approaching age 40. One year after posting a 3.90 ERA, one of the worst ERAs of his career, Edward Mujica is ready to assume his role again.Koji Uehara is down, for how many days the Red Sox are uncertain, and Mujica could be thrust into the closer’s role temporarily. It’s a job he used to hold with the St. Louis Cardinals, and one the Red Sox thought he was capable of doing when they signed him to a two-year, $9.5 million contract before the 2014 season.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 18, 2015

Koji Uehara says getting ready for Opening Day ‘might be close,’ but optimistic

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Koji Uehara has been through this hamstring thing before, although the reliever noted that this tweak of his left leg wasn’t as serious as his pull a few years back in Baltimore. The closer did, however, note that this setback does add some uncertainty to his preparation. “I feel that it […]
Boston Herald Mar 18, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: Koji’s hamstrung

Red Sox Notebook: Koji’s hamstrung

FORT MYERS — The Red Sox are a team built to rely on a soon-to-be 40-year-old closer, but they need Koji Uehara healthy.Uehara went out for a run before the Sox’ spring training game against the Atlanta Braves yesterday and returned with some bad news.“He strained his left hamstring running this morning,” manager John Farrell said. “That’s why we held him out today. He’s day-to-day with that right now.”
The Republican Mar 17, 2015

Red Sox spring training: Closer Koji Uehara day-to-day with hamstring injury

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is day to day with a hamstring injury.

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