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Fantasy Update

Sep 29, 2014
According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have not decided whether they'll tender a qualifying offer to free agent Koji Uehara.
Rotoworld Sep 29, 2014

Red Sox unsure on qualifying offer for Uehara - Koji Uehara (R) Boston Red Sox

According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have not decided whether they'll tender a qualifying offer to free agent Koji Uehara.
KFFL Sep 29, 2014

Red Sox | BoSox want Koji Uehara back

Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara may be re-signed as the team's closer, because manager ...
KFFL Sep 20, 2014

Red Sox | Want to keep Koji Uehara

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has expressed an interest in bringing CL Koji ...
Fenway Nation Sep 18, 2014
Re-Signing Koji Uehara Is A Red Sox Priority

Re-Signing Koji Uehara Is A Red Sox Priority

Koji: Worth Re-Upping For 2015The Red Sox have let it be known that they view the re-signing of soon-to-be free agent closer Koji Uehara as an "offseason priority". As we have written, we think this a good thing—although the team needs to do some medium-range planning for future ninth-innings post-Koji. Said GM Ben Cherington, "The way that he handled the recent period where he struggled a little bit and how he handled getting out of it reflects well on him positively. We haven’t had any other conversations and there will be an appropriate time for that this offseason. But our interest is...

Rapid Reaction: Pirates 4, Red Sox 0

PITTSBURGH -- The last place Koji Uehara wants to wind up this winter is on the discount rack at Uniqlo. The Red Sox closer took a necessary step toward avoiding that fate in Boston’s 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh Tuesday night with an impressive eighth inning against the Pirates, striking out three consecutive Buccos after a leadoff double by Neil Walker. Uehara, pitching for only the second time since he voluntarily relinquished the closer’s role on Sept.
Full Count | WEEI Sep 11, 2014

Koji Uehara on the return of his split: ‘It’s still not there’

Koji Uehara has been through this before, that doesn’t make it any easier. Talking prior to the Red Sox‘ series finale against the Orioles Wednesday, Uehara admitted that while he is familiar with the realities that come with the kind of stretch he finds himself on — having experienced such a downturn in 2011. But […]
KFFL Sep 10, 2014

Red Sox | Koji Uehara returning soon

Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara showed encouraging signs in his extended bullpen session Tuesday, ...

Uehara ramping up for return from break

BOSTON -- Koji Uehara may soon pitch again for the Red Sox. Shelved since being taken out of the closer role last Friday, Uehara is expected to throw a bullpen session at Fenway on Tuesday. How he comes out of that session will determine the team’s plan of action. “He went through about a three-day no-throw. He’ll resume long toss and throw a bullpen today,” manager John Farrell said. “Once he gets done with a bullpen today, whether there’s a need for an additional bullpen and then lower-leverage situation, that’s the progressive steps.
Over the Monster Sep 8, 2014

Daily Red Sox Links: Rubby De La Rosa, Koji Uehara, David Ortiz

Today's links look at Koji Uehara's struggles, Drake Britton's future with the Red Sox, and the end of David Ortiz's career. Rubby De La Rosa is jumping out ahead in the competition for a spot in next year's rotation. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Drake Britton hopes to stay in Boston, but his time here may be running out. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com) What is going on with Koji Uehara? (Patrick Mallon; Fire Brand of the AL) Whatever it is that is wrong with him, the closer has asked to be taken out of the role after his recent struggles. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com) With Derek...
The Republican Sep 7, 2014

Koji Uehara shelved until mid-week, will pitch in low-leverage situations for Boston Red Sox

Edward Mujica is serving as the Red Sox's closer while the often-used Uehara, a free agent after the season, has been shifted to low-leverage innings.

Mujica earns save, auditions for 2015

BOSTON -- For Red Sox pitcher Edward Mujica on Saturday night, the excitement he showed on the field after getting the last out of the game said it all. A day after being named the team's closer with Koji Uehara struggling mightily over the past several weeks, Mujica's first shot at a save opportunity in his new role came Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays with a runner on first and one out in a 4-3 game. Mujica was able to preserve the lead, sandwiching a walk between two outs and showing off an emphatic fist pump as he nailed down his first save since Aug.
The Republican Sep 6, 2014

Red Sox fans did not forsee Koji Uehara's glory - or his fall

When the Red Sox signed Koji Uehara in the 2012-13 offseason, the deal went all but unnoticed. Attention was paid to Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino and the new closer in town, Joel Hanrahan. You remember Joel Hanrahan, don't you?...
Boston Herald Sep 6, 2014
Red Sox have ’15 in mind with Koji Uehara switch

Red Sox have ’15 in mind with Koji Uehara switch

Koji Uehara’s struggles only matter in one context: how do they impact the team’s plans for him in 2015?The view from here — not a lot. But that doesn’t mean they won’t cost him some cash.Even in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of professional sports, the concerns over Uehara’s slump seem particularly unfair. As recently as Aug. 15, he owned a 1.27 ERA. For all but two weeks of the last two years, he has been the single most unhittable pitcher in baseball.
Full Count | WEEI Sep 5, 2014

New Red Sox closer Edward Mujica: ‘This opportunity for me is going to be big’

When Edward Mujica signed his two-year deal with the Red Sox, he knew this was going to be a possibility — filling for Koji Uehara as closer. How he got to this point, however, wasn’t exactly what anybody expected. “When I signed here they told me I was going to be backing up Koji sometimes […]

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