7:26 PM EDT, Thu September 03, 2015
Fenway Nation Aug 21, 2015

Koji Uehara Is Wearing His Retirement Fund On His Arm

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is out for the year. Back on August 7th, he was nailed by a line drive to his pitching arm—and was eventually diagnosed with a broken right wrist. But, maybe the 40-year old doesn't have to worry about his next contract—considering what's on his injured arm. The bright yellow cast is adorned by autographs by every player on the 2015 Red Sox squad. Now, it doesn't have the panache of a cast with signatures from the 2004, 2007 or 2013 teams. But, it's pretty good, nonetheless. Said Koji on his TWITTER feed, "This is, I wonder, become a treasure...everyone...
Fenway Nation Aug 13, 2015
Joe Kelly:

Joe Kelly: "Closing Bothered My Arm...I Would Prefer To Start"

Well, isn't that special? With the Red Sox bullpen in total meltdown mode, one of the logical reinforcements—Joe Kelly—apparently isn't an option. To paraphrase the Peter Sellers character in the film, 'Being There', Kelly "would prefer not to" relieve. In fairness, the team has not asked Kelly to head to the 'pen, but his attitude is still annoying. Kelly has said that past closing experiences "bothered my arm a lot". As we have stated before, he has the velocity, stuff and demeanor to close games. With the loss of Koji Uehara, we need a consistent force at the end of games. Kelly...
Full Count | WEEI Aug 11, 2015

Closing Time: Marlins get better of Red Sox in battle of worsts

MIAMI — This Koji-free closer thing has never really worked out too well over the past three seasons, and Tuesday night was no exception. Carrying a one-run lead into the ninth inning, the Red Sox turned to Junichi Tazawa to pick up his second career save. But the reliever couldn’t get the job done, allowing […]
The Republican Aug 11, 2015
Boston Red Sox bullpen: Koji Uehara out, a look at the closer options

Boston Red Sox bullpen: Koji Uehara out, a look at the closer options

With Koji Uehara done for the year, a look at the Boston Red Sox options for closer.
Boston Herald Aug 11, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: Uehara’s year over

Red Sox Notebook: Uehara’s year over

Upon further review, Koji Uehara’s wrist is broken after all.Uehara will miss the rest of the season, the Red Sox announced yesterday, after an examination in Boston revealed the 40-year-old closer suffered a non-displaced distal radius fracture of his right wrist when he was struck by an Ian Kinsler line drive Friday night in Detroit.
Fenway Nation Aug 10, 2015
Koji Uehara Out For The Season With A Broken Right Wrist

Koji Uehara Out For The Season With A Broken Right Wrist

(AP Photo)Well, it wasn't a minor bone bruise—that's for sure. Koji Uehara suffered a broken wrist after being struck by a ball hit by Ian Kinsler on Friday. Uehara recovered and threw Kinsler out the end the game. The closer is out for the season. After x-rays that was read as "negative" and a subsequent MRI, the crack Red Sox medical staff finally figured out today that the wrist was broken. It seems like Boston players would be better off stopping off on the way home at a CVS Minute Clinic rather than trust the team's doctors. This is apparently just another in a long line of botched...
Over the Monster Aug 10, 2015

Koji Uehara's season ended by fractured wrist

This season has just been a treat... Koji Uehara's has been placed on the disabled list, and will miss the rest of the 2015 season with a fractured right wrist. Uehara has been sidelined since taking a line drive to said wrist in last Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers. While initial X-rays apparently did not show the fracture, with Uehara still in pain come Sunday, the Red Sox sent him back to Boston for further tests, leading to the discovery of the fractured wrist. With the Red Sox bullpen already in tatters, and John Farrell apparently looking to keep Junichi Tazawa in his eighth...
Full Count | WEEI Aug 10, 2015

Red Sox place closer Koji Uehara on disabled list with season-ending broken wrist, sign Milton’s Rich Hill

Koji Uehara’s season is over. The Red Sox closer, who was hit with a line drive on the final out of Friday’s 7-2 victory over the Tigers, suffered what the team termed a non-displaced distal radius fracture. He will be placed on the disabled list and he will not pitch again this season, but is […]
The Republican Aug 10, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Koji Uehara diagnosed with non-displaced distal radius fracture; out for rest of season

Boston Red Sox's Koji Uehara diagnosed with non-displaced distal radius fracture; out for rest of season

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has been diagnosed with a non-displaced distal radius fracture that he suffered in Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers. Uehara was struck by a grounder hit by Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler.   Kinsler hit...
Fenway Nation Aug 10, 2015
Koji Uehara Headed To 15-Day Disabled List

Koji Uehara Headed To 15-Day Disabled List

The Red Sox will announce this afternoon that closer Koji Uehara is headed to the 15-day disabled list. There is no further word on the nature or extent of his hand/wrist injury or the corresponding roster move that will be made. There is some speculation—completely unfounded at this point—that Joe Kelly may emerge in the closer role until Uehara can return. Kelly clearly has the velocity and stuff to close—and his personality is certainly goofy enough for the role. Kelly does have dominant innings, but tends to fade in the middle portions of his starts.
The Republican Aug 10, 2015

Koji Uehara injury: Boston Red Sox closer headed back to Boston for further treatment

DETROIT - It's not the news the Red Sox wanted, but all is not clear for Koji Uehara. Uehara was scheduled to have follow-up CT scan on Sunday in Detroit with some of the swelling reduced from the ball that...
The Republican Aug 9, 2015
Boston Red Sox injury updates: Koji Uehara CAT scan; Hanley Ramirez (ankle), Pablo Sandoval (thumb) out

Boston Red Sox injury updates: Koji Uehara CAT scan; Hanley Ramirez (ankle), Pablo Sandoval (thumb) out

DETROIT - The injuries have piled up for the Red Sox. Koji Uehara, who took a comebacker to the mound off his lower forearm/wrist on Friday night, will have a CAT scan on Sunday. Uehara had an X-ray after the...
The Republican Aug 8, 2015
Koji Uehara injury update: Junichi Tazawa, Jean Machi Boston Red Sox closer options

Koji Uehara injury update: Junichi Tazawa, Jean Machi Boston Red Sox closer options

DETROIT - Koji Uehara remains day-to-day after taken a comebacker to the mound off his right wrist in the final play of the game on Friday in Detroit. Uehara had X-rays after the game and they came back negative, but...
Boston Herald Aug 8, 2015
Koji Uehara has hand in dramatic win

Koji Uehara has hand in dramatic win

DETROIT — Now, that’s what Koji Uehara calls relief.Ten minutes after last night’s game ended with Uehara taking a line drive off the right wrist, the Red Sox closer walked hurriedly through the hallways beneath Comerica Park, his arm cloaked in a towel, a doctor by his side. The door to manager John Farrell’s office was closed, and rather than celebrating a 7-2 victory over the Tigers, Red Sox players milled about, appearing dazed.
The Republican Aug 8, 2015
Koji Uehara injury: X-rays negative; Boston Red Sox closer day-to-day

Koji Uehara injury: X-rays negative; Boston Red Sox closer day-to-day

DETROIT - The Red Sox can't catch a break these days, but on Friday night it was a good thing they didn't. With a 7-2 lead, closer Koji Uehara entered the game with the bases loaded and one out in...

Koji Uehara Photos

Red Sox Player News

  • 6

    Henry Owens

    Henry Owens Meltdown Leads To 13-8 Evil Empire Win

  • 1

    Rick Porcello

    Boston Red Sox rotation: Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello have turned a corner, what's been the difference?

  • 1

    Joe Kelly

    Boston Red Sox RHP Joe Kelly recovers from long first inning, earns sixth straight win

  • 1

    Clay Buchholz

    Red Sox notebook: Clay Buchholz hopes to pitch this year

  • 1

    Rusney Castillo

    Rusney Castillo makes solid debut in left for Red Sox

  • David Ortiz

    David Ortiz hits homer 495 and Boston Red Sox hang on to win 4-3 over the New York Yankees

  • Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Finding the right outfield alignment for Red Sox

  • Pablo Sandoval

    Game 132: Yankees at Red Sox

  • Travis Shaw

    Red Sox vs. Yankees lineups: Allen Craig up, but not in

  • Eduardo Rodriguez

    Boston Red Sox skipping Eduardo Rodriguez in rotation for rest