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Aug 26, 2014
Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday that the team has no plans to shut down Koji Uehara.

Coffee and Clippings: Red Sox not going to shut Koji Uehara down

Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) of the Providence Journal writes that the Red Sox are not going to shut Koji Uehara down… Koji Uehara threw from nearly 300 feet before batting practice on Tuesday afternoon, just as he always does. As he shortened the distance to finish his session, he threw with increasing intensity, firing the ball into […]
Rotoworld Aug 26, 2014

Red Sox have no plans to shut down Uehara - Koji Uehara (R) Boston Red Sox

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday that the team has no plans to shut down Koji Uehara.

Farrell: Uehara fit, won't be shut down

TORONTO -- Between the regular season and the Red Sox's postseason run in 2013, Koji Uehara appeared in 86 games and threw 88 innings last year. That's a heavy workload for any reliever, especially one who turned 39 in April. Uehara pitched more in 2013 than he'd ever thrown in any season as a full-time reliever, either in Japan or in MLB. Given that Uehara also has thrown 60 innings over 59 appearances in 2014, fatigue could be a factor for Uehara's recent struggles.
The Republican Aug 26, 2014

For Koji Uehara, velocity isn't the problem, so what is it?

The Red Sox used him to win a World Series title. It remains uncertain if he'll be around to try for one more.
The Republican Aug 26, 2014

After Koji Uehara's latest blown save, Boston Red Sox must consider his future

To sign Uehara for another season, the Red Sox will have to keep him healthy and effective. It might be time to pull the plug on Uehara's season.
Over the Monster Aug 26, 2014

Koji Uehara's slump leaves Red Sox in tricky position

Koji Uehara's struggles on the mound could leave the Red Sox with an uncomfortable decision to make come the offseason. It hasn't even lasted five games, but Koji Uehara's sudden slump has turned heads, and has left Boston's plans at closer going forward in jeopardy. With the Red Sox clear sellers at the trade deadline, Koji seemed to be one of the more obvious candidates for a trade. The 39-year-old reliever had established himself as arguably the best ninth-inning guarantee in the league since taking over as Boston's closer in the middle of 2013. Holding a 1.48 ERA in 49 innings of work...
Fenway Nation Aug 26, 2014

Cespedes Delivers Blown Win; Sox Top Jays, 4-3

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/)The Red Sox are having such a bizarre year, they should invent stats just to apply to their situation. A case in point was last night's game in America Lite. Leading 3-0 with one out in the ninth, Clay Buchholz (named 'most disappointing' in our FN Poll) loaded the bases. On come Koji Uehara for the easy save, right? Maybe last year. Uehara coughed up his fourth blown save of the year. Then Boston pushed across the lead (and eventual winning) run in the 10th—and Uehara gets the 4-3 win. Blown Win, right? New stat! The key offensive blows in this game were: a...
Koji's Breaking Bad: It's an All-Time Low for High-Five City

Koji's Breaking Bad: It's an All-Time Low for High-Five City

Koji Uehara was the consummate shutdown closer. But now it may be time to shut him down.
The Republican Aug 26, 2014

Five Highlights: Yoenis Cespedes clutch again as Red Sox snap eight-game losing streak

Cespedes’ hit would’ve never happened if Koji Uehara converted a ninth-inning save, but he hasn’t been very good at those lately.
Boston Herald Aug 26, 2014
Uehara, Farrell not ready for closer to shut it down

Uehara, Farrell not ready for closer to shut it down

TORONTO — With the Red Sox playing for 2015, the question was put to Koji Uehara: Should you just shut it down?The 39-year-old closer laughed impishly.“I’m willing to take a break for a month,” Uehara said through a translator, before adding in English, “See you next year!”Uehara was joking — we think — but the question is a fair one. He has now made more than 140 appearances since the start of last season, and his last few haven’t been particularly sharp.
Full Count | WEEI Aug 25, 2014

Koji Uehara after latest blown save: ‘It’s nothing about fatigue’

TORONTO —  His drop-off-the-table split-fingered fastball might be on hiatus, but Koji Uehara hasn’€™t lost his sense of humor. Following the Red Sox‘€™ 4-3 win over the Blue Jays ‘€“ in which Uehara allowed the hosts to tie the game in the ninth by allowing all three of his inherited runs to score ‘€“ the […]
Fenway Nation Aug 23, 2014

Koji Melts Down Again; Sox Blow 3-0 Lead, Lose

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Koji Uehara used to be a lock in the ninth. Lately, not so much. Uehara inherited a 3-0 lead last night—then the Mariners scored five runs and The Carmine Hose were on their way to a 5-3 loss. Joe Kelly gave up just one hit through five innings and was in-line for the win, as Craig Breslow, Tommy Layne and Burke Badenhop set things up for Koji. Yoenis Cespedes had provided the offense with his 21st HR—a three-run shot in the sixth off 'King' Felix Hernandez. So, The Valentine Meter stays stuck at 14.
Boston Herald Aug 23, 2014
Koji Uehara blows up in 9th inning

Koji Uehara blows up in 9th inning

Through all the losses and the disappointments of their ill-fated World Series title defense, at least the Red Sox have been able to say this: “We have Koji Uehara.”And Uehara has been a sure thing. Well, until now.
Full Count | WEEI Aug 23, 2014

Koji Uehara suffers through worse relief outing of career

It only seemed fitting in a season filled disappointments and underperformances that the Red Sox would squander a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning against the Mariners. What no one really expected was the culprit behind the collapse. Red Sox closer Koji Uehara entered the ninth as perhaps the closest thing that Boston has had […]
Over the Monster Aug 23, 2014
Red Sox 3, Mariners 5: The worst of Koji Uehara

Red Sox 3, Mariners 5: The worst of Koji Uehara

The Red Sox were in perfect position to snap their losing streak. Then Koji Uehara pitched his worst game in a Boston uniform. In one quick inning, the Red Sox went from up 3-0 in a game that seemed unlosable, to down 5-3 with three outs in the bottom of the ninth. All thanks to the worst performance of Koji Uehara's Red Sox career. For five innings, the Red Sox were held predictably scoreless, with Felix Hernandez proving his usual dominant self. There was no sign of the no-hitter Matt Shoemaker flirted with, as both Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz reached on first-inning singles. But...

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